Thursday, October 15, 2015

Original Floral Watercolor by Colleen Sanchez

From Darkness Into Light
by Colleen Sanchez
8 x 10
Original Watercolor on paper

I really love the challenge of painting white. I painted a square format of this hibiscus a few years ago just showing the main flower, and I thought it was nice, but I wanted to paint it again in a different composition and express the white with a lot more color. I'm happy with the result, like the bud in the back and perhaps this will inspire me to do a series of white florals. Could be fun.

This painting is for a special event so hopefully if will be sold during that auction. Thanks to the "Art of Peace" by DVAC for inviting me to participate in the event this year at the Pegge Hopper Gallery.

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.