Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Parnell Corder
2 PinWheels
Watercolor on paper
each 22" x 15"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sea Shell- Pleuroploca gigantea

Pleuroploca gigantea
Parnell Corder
Large Shell
Watercolor on paper
30" x 22"


Friday, August 19, 2011

Ombra, Leaf

I've been working on this one for a couple of days now. I think its getting to a good place. The Shadow (ombra, in Italian) needs a bit more smoothing out at the top. I am torn whether to put in the shadows that the leaf casts down below or if I like it kind of oddly stark.

Curled Leaf with Shadow, 2011
Watercolor on paper
14" x 11" ?
final size TBD once I determine the proper scale of the shadow compared to the leaf and blank area below.
It's all about proportion people!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Leaf Side 1

New leaf Side 1, 2011
Watercolor on paper
22" x 30"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Melianthus major or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie , Say what?

Im really into seed pods lately. I love all the transformations plants go through during their seasons to produce and carry their seed. The Melianthus major or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie (however you pronounce that) plant in the garden has an abundant cycle of soft light grey/green sawtooth leaves . It produces tall cones of red/Burgandy flowers followed by clusters of puffy green seed pods. I collected several of the drying pods from stalks after a cutting.

Find out more about the beautiful Melianthus major.

Painting Details:
Parnell Corder
Melianthus major , single pod, 2011
Watercolor on paper
4" x 4"

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dry - Palm Springs

I've been a bit dry with the postings of new works lately so here is a painting with just that feeling. A beautiful cactus in a beautiful desert landscape in Palm Springs, CA. More new fresh works on the way.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

OH, and one more....

Learn more about this Rufous Hummingbird.

Parnell Corder
Rufous Hummingbird
Watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Monday, February 28, 2011