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

"Velvet"
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

THE COY ONE

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.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

An Original Fine Art Watercolor Painting of a White Magnolia in Hawaii

WHITE MAGNOLIA II
original watercolor on paper
22 x 30
by Colleen Sanchez

This is the second magnolia of the pair I had planned. I work in a gorgeous tropical garden about 30 hours a week and after babying this bush it came back to life and gave some beautiful blooms. The morning light was perfect and I caught some great resource shots to use in the studio. I'm lucky to have wonderful inspirations around me every day when I go to work. This painting will also be headed off to Nohea Gallery in Honolulu soon.

Painting the color of light.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Original Watercolor Painting of a Large White Magnolia by Colleen Sanchez



WHITE MAGNOLIA I
an original watercolor painting on paper
22" x 22"
by Colleen Sanchez
Finished the first magnolia painting of a pair I'm working on. I always love the challenge of painting white. This time I glazed the petals so I didn't get too dark too soon. More time consuming but I was so happy with my drawing I wanted to take it easy. This will be heading to Nohea Gallery in Honolulu once I have the rest of my planned group of paintings done.

Painting the Color of Light

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Vibrant Hybrid Hibiscus, in an original watercolor painting, by Colleen Sanchez

FLIRTY
an original watercolor on paper
22 x 22
by Colleen Sanchez
Finished the first painting of a pair of hybrid hibiscus blooms I have planned. One of the wonderful things about living in Hawaii, I get to see so many gorgeous hybrids created by a few hibiscus experts we have in the islands. I hope you enjoy seeing my representation in paint, this gorgeous specimen.
This original painting is going to be at Nohea Gallery, Honolulu in a couple weeks.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Glowing Painting of a Double Hibiscus Flower, an original Watercolor by Colleen Sanchez

She Glows
an Original Watercolor on paper
by Colleen Sanchez
19 x 19

Painting the Color of Light

I had another older watercolor painting of a hibiscus flower that I kind of liked but knew it needed something. So, today I decided to try reworking this one too. Much happier with the results, she really does glow and more closely matches her original title. Sometimes it does pay off to hold onto the odd so-so painting as you never know when new inspiration will strike you.
NFS