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Pink Hibiscus Good Progress

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 04/10/19

I painted for 3 hours while waiting to see if I could get online tickets for the Burning Man festival for my son. 23,000 tickets sold without me but I made good progress with the painting!

Pink Hibiscus Stamens

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 04/08/19

I decided not to use masking fluid for the stamens and will paint around any areas that need to be saved using a very small brush.

I will post progress photos of this painting until I leave for Bali at the end of this week and will finish it when I return on May 14. Website store and PaintingsbyMarcia Etsy store are closed until I return.

Next Project - Pink Hibiscuses

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 04/06/19

These pink hibiscuses were all in a row which caught my attention. The emphasis will be on the blossoms with some of the leaves eliminated or fading into the background.  I love the challenge of painting ruffles!

Heliconia - Viewer's Way Out

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 04/02/19

I am adding a pathway out of the heliconia garden for the viewer. It was getting to be a tangled mess.

Heliconia Background

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/28/19

I am painting bottom to top now and adding color to the heliconia as needed. The masking fluid was removed so I will be careful not to paint over areas that should be white.

Heliconias in Progress

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/24/19

This one will be a tangle of heliconias.  I am using masking fluid to save the highlights versus painting around them. 

Back to Heliconias!

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/20/19

I took this photo at the Allerton Gardens on Kauai about 6 years ago. Should be a fun challenge.

Purple Orchid is Done!

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/20/19

I like the colors for this orchid watercolor.  You can't see it very well but I added a little purple to the leaves. Painting the leaves is always fun for me!

Another Orchid Watercolor!

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/11/19

This will be a fun one to paint with all of the ruffles! 

Hanging Heliconia is Done

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/08/19

I am calling this heliconia watercolor "finished." It is 12x18" in size and I will have smaller prints on my website and in my store eventually. Thanks for following along. The original will be at the fair tomorrow in Princeville.

Hanging Heliconia 12 x 18"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/06/19

Started to put in background foliage which always looks like a tangled mess in real life.

Hanging Heliconia in Progress

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/01/19

Back to the heliconia watercolor.  This one is 12 x 18."

I painted the first layer of two leaves and the heliconia and will continue with these before going dark with the background.

Hanging Heliconia Started

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/25/19

Back to flowers.  This is the beginning of the colorful hanging heliconia.

'Rough Sea' is Done

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/20/19

The 22x30" wave painting is done and ready for this Saturday's fair at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville.

"Rough Sea"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/14/19

This one is almost done. Still in the process of moving, cleaning, renovating.

Another Watercolor Wave Painting Underway 22x30"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/03/19

Easing back into painting. These waves were at Sunset Beach on Oahu. Oftentimes, the waves roll in close to each other and that is the case here. I am using larger brushes and painting loosely. 

Wave Series II Done

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 12/10/18

This watercolor in the Wave Series is done! I decided to stop before it got too tight.  I am using very few colors for the waves so far.

Wave Series II Continued

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 12/07/18

Still under construction. A little more detailed than I had originally planned but shaping into a surf-able barrel wave.

Wave Series II

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 12/06/18

Another watercolor big wave started, 22x30". Nice and loose.

Watercolor Wave is Done! 22x30"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 12/03/18

Well, this was a fun one to paint!  Nice and loose so unlike my usual realistic flowers. I plan to do a few more in the wave series.

There will be small (8x11 and 5x7) prints available on my website and in the Paintings by Marcia Etsy store in a couple of weeks.