Sunday, November 25, 2012


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


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

Friday, June 15, 2012


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!
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


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

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 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


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 $!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Card Castle

Now for something completely different... A Card Castle!

I made this card castle for a Valentines display for a store window. it turned out super cool. 4 decks of playing cards, some cardboard, a hot glue gun and a little imagination. Ta Da! ready to move in.

Street View

Back of the house

Helicopter view

Pennant Flags

Thursday, March 8, 2012

No.5 Wheel

Another Pinwheel - No.5
waiting for the change of time... and season

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Third Wheel

Ive been asked how these fit into the rest of my works which are generally straight forward botanicals. The actual brushed aluminum pinwheel sits in the garden. Its semi-shiny surface reflects all that exists around it. The sky, trees, ground and flowers become areas of color on the smooth metallic surface. I move it to different locations in the garden to capture various elements like the brown ground or bright green leaves or a subtle flower. I also see it as a record of time of day and the seasons, a calendar if you will. Even a thermometer. The intensity of the reflective colors and shadows will change over the course of the year from cool winter grays and blues to spring and summer heat golds and greens.

Details are:
Pin Wheel #3
Watercolor on paper
22" x 15