Friday, October 2, 2015

Contemporary Landscape Painting Work in Progress

22 x 30 WIP

Working on something new and different for me. I have dabbled in landscape but never with buildings. So far I've just put in some washes and a little bit of work on the canoes. Next I'll try to finish the buildings and trees before I tackle the water and the people filled canoe. I was quite nervous at first but then really started to have fun with this. I have two others to do as well, three in total for our newly redone building lobby.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Completed Hibiscus Painting

Waimea Girls
22 x 30 Watercolor on paper
by Colleen Sanchez

Finished my full sheet hibiscus painting this morning. This one is off to the framers and then headed for the gallery. I had such a good time painting these flowers. I saw these gorgeous hibiscus at the Waimea Valley Botanical Gardens on the north shore of Oahu and fell in love. The light was perfect with the dark background and little bits of light twinkling through I knew I'd have to paint them. I'm so happy to get back into the watercolor painting again.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Contemporary Watercolor Hibiscus Flowers - WIP

Full Sheet WIP
Still have a lot to do on this painting that I'm working on for the gallery that I'm being represented by now. By the end of the September, Nohea Gallery in Honolulu will have this and a few other of my watercolors. It was exciting and flattering to be approached by one of my favorite galleries in Honolulu. I'm looking forward to a long relationship with them. Now, to work.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Original Miniature Watercolor Painting, Rose No.2, by Colleen Sanchez

Rose No.2
A Fuchsia Country Rose
Original Watercolor on paper
5 x7
by Colleen Sanchez
$125.00 USD

This original watercolor rose painting is really as vibrant as it looks here. I loved the challenge of getting the bright colors without excessive layering. This painting is available in my Etsy Shop.

Original Small Paintings for Sale in My New Etsy Shop

Mango No.1

I opened a New Etsy Shop where my small paintings will be offered for sale. You can visit here.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Luscious Pink Rose

Rose No.1
Watercolor on paper

Colleen Sanchez

This small painting will be going to Nohea Gallery

I had the urge to use watercolor today and of course I discovered I am still obsessed with flowers. I think that will always be the case, even though recently I have also come to really enjoy still life, working with pastel and oil. I see lots of painting and experimenting in my future.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Very Fat Mango

Mango No.1
Pastel on La Carte
6 x 6
Colleen Sanchez
$150.00 USD

Etsy Link

For my very first posting on this new blog I thought it would be fun to first paint in soft pastels and then eat this big fat juicy mango. Yum, it was so good. My pug thought so too.