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Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Monday, April 16, 2018

Flower Fields

Heavy winter rains have allowed an abundance of colorful flowers to sprout as spring nears and warmer temperatures unfold.
Ink and watercolor
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hummingbird Heaven

Bright sunlight, and plenty of colorful flowers make this little hummingbird happy. Soon, it will be joined by other birds and butterflies but right now it is all for him to enjoy. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

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Friday, July 04, 2014

California Poppies

When we see the poppies flooding the countryside, we know it’s spring time. My painting was inspired by the many poppies that bloomed in the foothills after a less-than-normal rainy season. When the poppies bloom we know that winter has gone and warmer days are ahead. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Four Tulips

Ink and watercolor. Painting is for sale. Fits 11" x 14" frame. I offer very affordable prices. Contact me at trbanderas@aol.com

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Plumeria Flower

This flower is called a White Plumeria. It is native to many tropical environments. The Plumeria is related to the Oleander and possesses an irritant to humans. Contact with the sap may irritate eyes and skin. Observers must be aware!!! Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Happy Monarch

This colorful butterfly is enjoying its leisure time by bouncing from flower to flower slurping up the food mother nature provides. I made the colors more brilliant on this monarch than they are in real life but maybe that made it more noticeable than it wants to be. The painting is more exciting when enhanced. This butterfly will continue to enjoy life by bothering nobody and remaining quiet. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Italian Flower Display

This Italian window display painting was done in a David Lobenberg workshop months back. Detailed and time-consuming this painting came out surprisingly well. It is framed and hangs in the entry area of our home. Watercolor. SOLD

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Two Vases

These simple flower bouquets in two simple vases show how simple a painting can be. I did some noodling with the pen on the flowers. Finally had to stop. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Rose

A beautiful red rose shows its brilliance in the hot summer sun. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Simple Flowers

Simple flowers like these are sprouting up all over the area now that spring is here. They would be more plentiful if we had more sun, warmer weather and less precipitation. The color is out there for all of us to enjoy but beware, so is the pollen which makes us sneeze and have itchy eyes. Watercolor.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sneaky Fog


Fog has always been sort of sneaky to me. I have lived in areas most of my life where the fog comes in when conditions are right. I come into my house as the sun is going down then go outside an hour later and there is a thick layer of fog down on the deck. It's disguise is very sneaky. This painting shows a hint of fog ready to envelope these colorful flowers. Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bright Sunflowers


These colorful sunflowers were drawn as I was dozing off for a nice nap on a hot summer day this past summer. Even though I was liking what I was drawing, I really could not stay awake--so I put my work down and took a nap. After the nap, I completed the drawing, added watercolors and other inks to complete the image. Ink, watercolor, color Sharpie and Prismacolor pens.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time Spent In Photoshop







Sometimes it's fun to spend some time 
experimenting with Adobe Photoshop just like it's fun to 
experiment with watercolors. I used some of my original paintings to play with the filters available in this application. It is fun to see the many interesting transformations that can be produced.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Flower Wagon

While back in Vermont this summer, I discovered this nice little cart sitting empty on the porch of my brother-in-law's cabin. I took some photographs and when I returned home I drew the cart but I also included pots with flowers. The empty cart would have been OK but I added the flowers for more interest. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Painted Desert

After heavy winter rains, the desert sprouts its color of wildflowers. The color on the hills complements the colors on the desert floor as all the flowers display their beauty under the warm sunlight. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wild Flowers

A collection of wild flowers is shown that you may find anywhere during the spring when everything has lots of water and warm sunshine. This art is merely a collection of flowers and stalks put to paper -- not from a photo or from the midst of a pasture. It is not linked to anything except what's in my mind. Ink and watercolor.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Flower Box

A flower box is positioned conveniently and subdued near a window in this building scene. If you look closely, you might see a figure in the window probably preparing to water the flowers. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Simple Color Sample


I wanted to do something very simple so I redid a drawing and came up with this colorful little image. At times, I can get a nice effect by not doing the entire image as I did here on the vase. Colorful and simple, this painting shows how you can do a painting with very few strokes.

Think and plan before you put your pen or brush to the paper. It might seem difficult but it's not as hard as you might think. Do some tests on some small scraps of watercolor paper. Try it some time--I think you will like the exercise. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Flower Fields



Poppies, blue flowers and fresh grasses make up this shaky little image. This was done on location in northern California while sneezing, sniffling and rubbing my itchy eyes during a warm day in May. I was a little uncomfortable while doing this so it was not exactly fun. The scene was just too nice to pass up. The blue, green and orange hues made me stay to draw and paint. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June Bouquet

Simple watercolor of flowers done quickly. Looked at a variety of flowers and included them in this image. Artwork was done in one half hour. Came back later and added a few more leaves and sprouts. It's done!
Like my instructor says--"Terry--sign it and stop playing with it before you ruin it". All of you have probably been told that at some time.

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