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.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

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

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

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

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.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Original Watercolor Painting on Paper, Plumeria Flowers, by Colleen Sanchez

Plumeria In Pink

Original Watercolor Painting on paper
22 x 14
by Colleen Sanchez

Painting the Color of Light

This weekend I decided to rework this plumeria flower painting that I had done several years ago and was never quite satisfied with. I'm not sure any artists are ever really satisfied with their art, I think thats why we keep on taking on the challenge to improve and sometimes go back in and play with an old painting to see where it takes us. Maybe I've gone too far with this one, but it looks better than before and better captures the light and color I witnessed the day I saw these plumeria, but not too thrilled with the changes I made to the background, so this one goes into the not successful folder. Learning is what its all about when painting so we have to accept the failures too.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hibiscus Flower Painting in White by Colleen Sanchez

Light Seeker
Original Watercolor on Paper
8 x 8
by Colleen Sanchez

I wanted to paint one of the white hibiscus I had done before by changing it up a bit in terms of direction and background. This one will not be for sale, as I'm gifting it to a special person. Still enjoyed the challenge of painting the colors of white, it takes a little more attention than painting in color. The rich dark background enhances the white flower, showing to its best advantage.