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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gated Residence

This is a residence you may find in an upscale Los Angeles area in California. Bold gated metal barrier keeps out passers-by, palm trees give shade and greenery to the front yard and the multi-story home looks solid with building blocks on the front fa├žade. Don’t look for lots of details or straight lines in this painting because you won’t find any. Colors on home added wet on wet for blending effect. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Long Lines

This drawing should remind travelers of the long lines they sometimes face at airports—not that they must be reminded. My people are a cross section of travelers you might see in line, not knowing exactly when their plane will be departing or arriving. Luckily, they can use their cell phones or computers but also read or chat with others—none of which is comfortable when standing for lengthy periods of time. 
Ink and watercolor.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Entering Auburn

This scene is what a traveler sees as he exits I-80 in lower Auburn, California. This part of the town is known as old Auburn and is still a favorite stopping point for tourists to visit old stores, bars and updated restaurants. There is much to do and see but beware of the many tourists and limited parking. 
Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Wheatland High Rise

Wheatland is a small town in the Sacramento valley near where we live. This beautiful old high rise structure looks like a once-busy processing facility near the railroad tracks that run through the town. What it processed I do not know. The rusting sheet metal enhances the beauty of this building which is still being used by somebody. The birds love it and only the trains that roar by break the silence. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rainbow Bridge At Donner Summit

This old structure is located near the top of Donner Summit on the Old Highway 40 between Reno and Sacramento. I remember it as I was growing up when my parents would take us to Donner Lake. Today, it is awesome as ever and still offers a beautiful view of the lake below. Ink and watercolor. Purchase art at http://terry-banderas.pixels.com/ SOLD

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Super Bowl Week

The long football season is coming to an end with the Super Bowl. My drawing shows what some of the action may look like. I am not rooting for either team but I will enjoy the game. I drew this looking at photos from my computer screen. Lots of lines and very little color. Ink pens on bristol.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fresh Tomatoes

I am ready for fresh tomatoes. I planted my tiny plants around May 1. I have three plants growing fast and each have green tomatoes sprouting. I hope my harvest is better than last year. My little sketch shows I am happy the growing season is here. Warmer weather is also here. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Broken Fence

A beautiful country lake sits in the foreground as a broken down old fence crosses its shoreline. Magical mountains, spectacular cloud formations and bits of sunlight show through to add some more beauty to this nature scene. Watercolor. SOLD

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 26, 2013

Blue Mountains

This scene looks cold as winter appears to be near. The blue mountains are not covered with heavy snow yet. Snow has fallen already as shown in the foreground. River water looks cold and still. A snow storm could be here soon. Watercolor. SOLD

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Surrounded By Buildings


A city street meanders through this foreign town. Lots of little ink lines and dabs of watercolor. 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

Sunday, May 05, 2013

A Handsome Victorian Home

This painting was done for a friend of ours. She likes Victorian homes so I produced this for her. A dramatic sky seems to liven up this old home along with its paint scheme. There are so many of these beautiful homes in existence. The detail in their construction is amazing. For an artist, a building like this takes a while to produce. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Monday, April 29, 2013

Coastal Village

This colorful watercolor impression was fun to do. The village buildings make no sense structurally, so don't look too closely, but my intent was to put in shapes and colors only to give the impression of a small village. This painting is framed and hanging in our home. It's amazing how a nice a painting can look once it's framed. Watercolor.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Country Lake

A beautiful sunrise brightens this lake and surrounding countryside as early morning will soon give way to a spectacular day. Clouds in the eastern sky are illuminated by the sun and reflect on the still lake waters which have barely a ripple in the calm. I had recently framed this watercolor painting and soon after, it was purchased. SOLD

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Country Storage Tanks

I produced this small painting after I watched a demonstration by David Lobenberg at a Lincoln Hills Painters Group meeting. David produced a large painting of this for his demonstration. Totally motivated, I went home and produced my own version as I tried to remember all the steps he showed us. I am pleased with my end product showing country storage tanks after a rainstorm. Watercolor.



Friday, April 05, 2013

Simonian Farms Classic Truck

This beautiful restored truck sits on the premises of Simonian Farms in Fresno, California. We stopped by last October to visit Dennis and Bonnie and it was great to see them and all the new additions to their properties. From photographs, I recreated this old 1937 Ford truck into an ink and watercolor painting and sent it as a gift. SOLD Visit their Facebook site at
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Edge of The Desert



These early morning scenes seem cool and calm before the heat of the day. Soon, the dry, dusty winds will roll through as the day heats up. Usually, in the afternoon, drenching rains will soak the landscape to take the sting off the stiffling heat. Watercolors.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Empress Hotel

This colorful image was painted from a photograph taken September 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The photo was snapped in the afternoon on a beautiful sunny day. The Empress has been in existence for many years and has gone through several modifications. To see it in person is special. It is majestic. Ink and watercolor.

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