Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Golden Iris- Retro


Golden Iris
Watercolor on paper
22" x 16"

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pink Ranunculus


Pink Ranunculus, 2014
Watercolor on paper
22" x 16"

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, 2014

Proud of My FIRST PLACE blue ribbon!
If you are looking to do something interesting and beautiful this weekend in the Southern California area. Head over to the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. at the Earl Warrens Showgrounds

Check out the exotic Orchid displays and enjoy the beautiful blue skies of Southern California.

Buy Some Orchids, View Beautiful Floral Arrangements, Eat a Hotdog.


See some Art! Yes, There is a Juried Art Exhibition including yours truly!

Find Out More Details here:
http://www.sborchidshow.com/

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SUN & SHADOW Paphiopedilum



After several years my Paphiopedilum finally decided to re bloom. THANK YOU! So lovely, it deserved a portrait. I thought I'd give it a dramatic flare with the shadows and bright winter light.

Parnell Corder
Paphiopedilum 2014
Watercolor on paper
22" x 16

More info on Paphiopedilums here from The American Orchid Society 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Magnolia Bloom, Retro Style

Parnell Corder
Magnolia Bloom, 2014
Watercolor on paper
22" x 16"


Friday, January 10, 2014

Images @ The Getty - Open Content Program

An interesting article from my Friend over at ArtPlantae Today. A wonderful resource for Artists, Naturalists & Educators

Click here to read the article:


[Pineapple (Ananas comosus) with Australian cockroaches (Periplaneta australasiae) and German cockroaches (Blatella germanica)
Maria Sybilla Meriaen Over de voortteeling en wonderbaerlyke veranderingen der Surinaemsche insecten] ,Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717 
Mulder, Joseph, b. 1659 or 60 ,Transfer engraving, hand-colored ,1719 ,From Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (Insects of Suriname), Dutch edition. - See more at: http://search.getty.edu/gri/records/griobject?objectid=1706471053#sthash.jI4wlMMm.dpuf

Direct link to The Getty Open Content Program

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Botanicalartists.com

Very Pleased to announce my inclusion on a fantastic resource for working Botanical Artists. So, as you are doing your afternoon web crawl, please visit the botanicalartists.com web site to see my work along with many other accomplished individuals in this field.



Gallery of Botanical Art - created in the traditional manner by contemporary artists

Browse through the works of accomplished botanical artists - some who portray the natural world in the traditional "botanically correct" style, and some who take their art into a new and original direction. The artists shown here infuse their work with a personal view and interpretation which makes each piece uniquely theirs. | Click the thumbnails to visit each artists page.


Direct Link to my page here:
Parnell Corder, Contemporary Botanical Illustration

Thank you Annette!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TO THE POINT

A sticky subject for a summer day. 

Parnell Corder
Cacti in Blue Pot, 2013
Watercolor on Paper
22" x 16
I worked on this one for a while and could not figure out why it didn't seem quite finished. 
I realized I had to outline all the spines of the areole. 
So I did. 

Cacti and pot are painted to scale. Image size 15' x 18"

Friday, June 14, 2013

INSPIRATION- Florilegrium - WANT!

WANT! 


A wonderful inspiration and an interesting story behind this rare volume of amazing botanical illustrations.



Statens Museumfor Kunst:
This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations. Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorp Castle in Schleswig, on the border of Germany and Denmark. The album now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful volume reproduces the original work of 178 botanical illustrations in its entirety. It also includes an introductory essay and captions with basic information on each flower. Published for the first time, this lovely book is a must-have for lovers of botanical illustration and a sublime example of the art of conservation.

Read a bit more about Mr. Holtzbecker

Florilgrium, defined.

photos courtesy of Amazon and SMK

Monday, April 29, 2013

DESERT + MODERN + ART

Some of my Sepia Ink desert plant inspired drawings installed in a spectacular new home in Palm Springs, CA.

The home was built by the innovative Blue Sky Building Systems and designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Jim Jennings.

See more of the event images here

Photos Courtesy of The Desert Sun

Monday, February 4, 2013

CATCH OF THE DAY / FIN-SPIRATION : UPDATED

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SWIM:

I recently had a little project where I painted some trout for a client whose husband is an avid angler. (they were a gift). I thought I'd dive a little deeper into the subject and came up with a couple of colorful   characters.

Watercolor on paper 11'x 14
Watercolor on paper 11" x 14"
Watercolor on paper 11" x 14"




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PASSION VINE


Passion Vine Flower
Watercolor on paper
20.5" x 16"

Sunday, January 13, 2013

GINKGO redux


This painting is based on an image from a book containing designs for patterns and floral motifs from the Nineteenth- and early Twentieth century. I got this book many years ago when I was doing some research to design a tattoo for a friend  (yes, I've done several). I recreated one of the small black and white graphics and gave it a color update. This piece is much more about the over all harmony and balance of the design for me.

GINKGO
Watercolor on paper
20.5" x 16"

Thursday, January 10, 2013

AIR PLANT. COMPLETE . 2013 .


Here is the completed Air Plant painting. Tillandsia xerographica, 2013
The color is a bit off in the photo and my digital clean up skills are certainly not up to par. So use your imagination to make it a soft ghosty, grey green.
More to come

Tillandsia xerographica, 2013
Watercolor on paper
20.5" x 16"

Sunday, November 25, 2012

AIR PLANT !





Finally breaking down to tackle the complicated curves and twists of these super interesting plants. I really love the ghostly gray/green color of the leaves.

My subject is an Air Plant or more properly named: Epiphyte.  An epiphyte is a type of  plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically or sometimes upon some other object.

Im working from a Tillandsia xerographica  species of bromeliad. They can grow quite large and flower as well. The example I'm painting from is about 8 inches in diameter. After finishing with the painting he will be stuck in a tree outside.


Click the word learn more about  T. xerographica



The drawing starts.




Painting (with a tiny brush) begins.


I'll post the finished painting soon.
Parnell Corder
Tillandsia xerographica, 2012
Watercolor on paper
20.5" x 16"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DAY BRIGHTENER

Nothing brightens the day in gloomy LA more than freshly framed art.

Friday, June 15, 2012

FERN FROND

Fern Frond Dried,  2012
Watercolor on paper
20.5" 16"

Friday, June 1, 2012

Into The Garden 2012



I almost forgot to post this!! Super nice blogger Ciao Domenica posted about the Robinson Garden event last Friday. Featuring artwork by you know who and florals by Stephanie Grace Designs!

ciaodomenica.blogspot.com
Here is a previous post about the Robinson Garden from 2009!
Here's To You Mrs. Robinson!

Check out a book published about The Robinson Garden "Beverly Hills' First Estate" too!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SPRING STUDIO SALE


- Cleaning out the Flat Files and Studio to make room for new works! 
I'm hosting a : 

STUDIO SALE   
Sunday May 6th
1-4 PM

Framed and Unframed works 
Botanicals, Illustrations and lots of other Beautiful Watercolors
Paintings and Drawings & Cool Stuff I Made
Works of all Sizes and Various Media

Email me at parnellcorder@hotmail.com for address and further details or if you are reading on FB, send me a message and I'll share all the details. Send me a RSVP  !

Stop by for a Chat 
See some Friends
$ Buy some Art $

Monday, April 16, 2012

NOW ON VIEW





For those in the Bay Area of California stop by the fantastic Design Studio of Wendy Daniel & Associates to see a few of my recent works on display alongside Wendy's beautiful interior creations. Contact Wendy directly to inquire about the paintings $! wendy@danielinteriors.com