The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Friday, February 22, 2008

BIRD OF PARADISE at TITIKAVEKA

I have received multiple offers from numerous individuals who invest in rare commodities to purchase the original Trowbridge Chronicles journal that I found in the Quinault Rain Forest several years ago. I declined them all. I fully intend to keep Mrs. Trowbridge's journal in my possession, and to share it with you, the readers of her journal.

This is another one of her tropical flower paintings. She spent many hours at the library in Huckleberry Hollow studying the flora, fauna and lore of her South Seas ancestors. This painting is a Bird of Paradise (Heliconia psittacorum). I am continually amazed by the mastery of the watercolor medium that Mrs. T displayed in her floral paintings.

10 comments:

Kate said...

WOWWWW!! This is gorgeous Bron! My favorite of your tropical flowers thus far! Stunning!

carla said...

Mrs. T. is such an amazing artist! The fine detail and photrealistic rendering is just gorgeous! Could the secret be her very tiny brushes? This is beautiful, Bron:>

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

I'm really digging the recent plant art! Very cool.

studio lolo said...

Whoa! Stunning detail. Are her brushes made of shrew hair?

Amelia said...

Wow! This is a painting!?! I thought it was a photgraph! Very very beautiful painting.

johanna said...

amazing detail!

Ginger*:)* said...

Violet has outdone herself on this one. She even captured the dew drops on those lush leaves.

teri said...

these are just gorgeous!

teri

Rebecca Sweet said...

Absolutely Beautiful work!

Janice said...

Geez the colours are gorgeous and the linear lines of the leaves, are such a nice contrast to the..bird of paradise.