Saturday, December 10, 2016

Original Miniature Dog Oil Painting by Colleen Sanchez

Yes that is really her name.

Original Oil on Canvas Board by Colleen Sanchez
8 x 6

A friend recently challenged me to step out of my artistic box and try something different. So I'm going all in with oils and starting off with painting some animals. I've never painted animals before so I was thrilled that this one of my daughter's dog turned out. I enjoyed working on it so much I'm planning on attempting some wildlife too. Thanks for taking a look.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Original Landscape, Seascape Painting, Waikiki, Hawaii by Colleen Sanchez"

22 X 30
Available for purchase

Another painting completed for the Urban Honolulu Series I am currently working on. This scene is in Waikiki. I'm really enjoying working on skies, water, trees and people. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Original Tropical Floral Watercolor Painting by C. Sanchez

Original watercolor on paper
by Colleen Sanchez
22" x 30"

Painting the color of Light

So lucky to live in a tropical place where opportunities to view gorgeous blooming trees and bushes is practically a year round delight. This painting will be heading off to the framers soon and then be available through Nohea Gallery at Ward, Honolulu HI.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Original Tropical Landscape Painting by Colleen Sanchez

"Going For It Anyway"
original watercolor painting on paper
by Colleen Sanchez
22" x 30"

Starting a new series with a focus on urban Honolulu, Hawaii.  During one morning walk I came across some really cool scenes in Waikiki where people were getting on with their water sports regardless of this great big sand dredger working the area. With the tides the sand moves off the shores, so once in a while it has to be put back so the locals and visitors have sandy beaches to enjoy while here in Waikiki.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Original Waikiki Tropical Painting by Colleen Sanchez

"Our Beach"
an original watercolor painting
by Colleen Sanchez
watercolor on paper
22 x 30

A little slice of heaven in our neighborhood. The second painting I completed for our condo lobby in Waikiki. Thought it would be a fun way to brighten up our newly painted lobby. Learned so much from this painting, I'm now really inspired to do more urban landscape pieces.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Original Fine Art Watercolor painting by Colleen Sanchez

original watercolor painting on paper
8 x 8
by Colleen Sanchez

Painting the Color of Light
This is a recent small original watercolor I painted for a very helpful co-worker. My day job as a gardener can sometimes entail heavy physical work and many times I require help so I don't damage myself. The reference for this small painting is from his favorite Hibiscus that I introduced into the garden. Hope he likes it. Off for framing this week, I hope.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Original Fine Art Watercolor Painting of a Pink Hibiscus from Hawaii, by Colleen Sanchez


Original watercolor painting
by Colleen Sanchez
22 x 22

Had some time to finally complete the pink hibiscus of the pair I was working on this spring. I'm quite please with the petal turns on this one. The work was time consuming but I love the end result. Enjoy. This painting will be available at Nohea Gallery in Honolulu.

Painting the Color of Light.