Showing posts with label ocean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ocean. Show all posts

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy Fish

A gathering of fish seem to know where they want to go.
Ink and watercolor.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

A Tropical Beach

Scenes like this remind me of what a perfect vacation spot would look like. With lots of sun we see fresh looking trees, beautiful tropical waters and green/brown hills as a background. A special bonus is that we notice there is no trash and no people. Complete solitude. Relax and enjoy this vacation scene. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Sunrise And Water

Beautiful sunrise appears over water and land. Looks like it is low tide by the number of boulders showing. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, December 29, 2014

In The Jungle

Fishing boats and people dot the shores of this ocean inlet where a tiny village sits nestled at the base of hills and is surrounded by trees. Seems like the people may not enjoy a very exciting life style but maybe there is not much stress either. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Morning View

The sun is rising over this peaceful water scene. The steep mountains indicate this painting is in a place like Vietnam where ocean waters snake through the mountain gorges. Fishing boats dot the waters. The waters are calm. Soon the day will be hot and humid. Enjoy this watercolor painting.

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, February 23, 2013

Sunrise And Oceans

The sun will soon appear above the distant mountains. Its colors are already reflected on the still water which seems to be at low tide since I see so many rocks. Looks like it's gonna be a glorious day. Watercolor.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sea Floor

This underwater scene was done using any color I wanted to use. There was no plan to this painting other than lightly sketching out some of the images then going from light to dark as I continued to complete the image. The fish are made up, the long strands of plant growth are made up and the sea floor is also from my imagination. It is fun to paint this way at times--no structure, no thinking but just enjoying. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Monday, September 03, 2012

Going Cruising

These three images were done as part of an art class where the theme was Cruising. I demonstrated by sketching from photos to show the students how I do it. The students then went to work and developed some very nice sketches of their own. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Sunset, clouds, islands and ocean with terrific beams of light are combined to make this ink and watercolor image. This painting was done from a sketch I did using various ocean sunset photo images I have on hand.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fish At Home

Fish swim freely in their colorful underwater kingdom where they have only a few predators to fear. When waters are clear, a myriad of plants, rocks and crustaceans can be seen living on the sea floor environment. My fish are no particular species--I just made them colorful. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Colored Fish

During the holidays, I did some playing with underwater scenes. I did two or three under-the-water paintings where I used maskoid then added layers of washes. The fish who are swimming appear to have something in sight. These were drawn and painted with no real fish in mind--it's easier that way. There are times when I play only--this was one of those times. Enjoy my colorful, experimental creation. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Artificial Reef

I saw this photograph in a newspaper article about artificial reefs. The photo really sparkled so I decided to reproduce it in "Terry Banderas" style of art. The idea of artificial reefs seems to be successful. Old ships are cleaned up and sunk and we are discovering these new obstacles make great cover for fish and seaweed that normally gather on or near reef-like obstacles. The angle is looking up towards the water surface. This photo was taken somewhere off the coast of San Diego. Mostly watercolor with a tad of ink.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Soaked Log

Crashing waves, a soaked log and cloudy skies highlight this ocean scene done very simply. In the midst of winter, this scene does not seem very appealing--but it will be in about six months from now when the cooling ocean sprays will keep our bodies comfortable during the heat of summer. Watercolor.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Collection Of Logs

Litter on beaches is ugly to most people but litter of logs adds to the beauty for others. This scene is off the coast of the state of Washington. It's a paradise for watching the waves come in where the logs give viewers ready-made seats to view the action. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gleaming Lighthouse

A strong but silent lighthouse sits beaming in the sunlight as the morning overcast fades away in the background. I masked off the lighthouse area then painted in the background sky.

The shadow at the top of the lighthouse really accentuates the shape of the structure and gives this painting some impact. Loose pen lines and minimal brush strokes allowed this work to be done in about 45 minutes. 8" x 10", ink and watercolor.SOLD

Monday, March 09, 2009

Lighthouse At Sunset

This painting was done to fill up an extra 8" x 20" frame I had. This is my summer lighthouse scene as the sun heads downward into the foggy sky which reminds me of the many years I lived in the San Diego area.

Near the ocean from May, June and into July, we would wake up to cloud cover. If the sun came through eventually, the cloud cover returned by days end. When I tell people about the gloom that invades San Diego they are very surprised. But it does exist and is very annoying. Now, who wants clouds when it's supposed to be the nicer part of the year? But, from August thru April, the weather is ideal except for the minimal rainstorms that hit. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Feo And Funky

Extremely ugly (Feo in Spanish) and very funky (Whacky in English) explains this fishes dilemma. This multi-colored sole was done while I was idly doodling. I might add, this fish looks very sad also.

The intricate details on the fish make him unique to most others in the ocean. Please like him because he really needs it. I used Micron, Nexus pens and watercolor and brush pens to complete this art.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Summer Beach Shadows

A simple little summer scene shows palm trees, beach, rocks and ocean somewhere in Hawaii. The tree trunks are very interesting because they all seem to sway and lean to their own liking making a nice pattern to peer through to the ocean. The palm branches also have their own wild patterns.

This art fits an 8" x 10" frame and will take up very little space in some body's home. I try to do smaller size paintings like this one because everybody does not have room for large paintings to be hung in their homes. Watercolor.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Tiger Grouper

This is a lurking Tiger Grouper. It swims in shipwrecks, reef shadows and ledges. With a powerful sucking action from opening its large mouth, this fish swallows prey whole after holding them in its rasp-like teeth. It is well camouflaged and grows to approximately two feet in length. Ink and watercolor, Strathmore, 16" x 20".SOLD


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