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 08, 2008

RED HIBISCUS

As some of you know, Mrs. Trowbridge's mother taught her watercolor and scribing. I have sometimes wondered what her mother's paintings looked like. There is no record of any of her mother's work in her journal. It is sometimes difficult to choose which of Mrs. T's tropical flower paintings to choose from, for they are all so lovely, but this week I chose another hibiscus that she painted in honor of her South Seas ancestors.

16 comments:

Janice said...

ask mrs. towbridge what size these are... They are stunning~!

Ginger*:)* said...

Incredible! So, the journey to the South Seas allowed you to view some of Violets favorites. What an awesome floral interpretation. Did Mrs. Trobridge leave behind any of her preliminary sketches.

And wouldn't this make someone a lovely Valentine!

JO said...

What I love is that you get the feel of the flower the waxiness of the Plumeria, and the soft velvet feel of the Hibiscus. They are beautiful.

Suzy said...

This is a painting? Wow! This is beautiful.

studio lolo said...

Perfect choice Bron! This is stunning.

andi butler said...

AMAZING! The color on this hibiscus is just gorgeous!
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glumnmum said...

i remain as always, your fan girl forever. the flower series is remarkable.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

A very beautiful hibiscus. I'm especially fond of the deep orange ones. Thanks for stopping by too.

carla said...

This is rich and glorious! I love the hibiscus flower - reminds me of the few years I lived in the Caribbean so long ago. Seeing this makes me feel like the sun is shining on me right now! The rendering of this is perfect...bravo! (oops...brava...sorry Mrs. T.:>)

ValGalArt said...

Your flowers are something special Bron!they are super incredible! You have many facets that I am sure you will share...

johanna said...

what a beautiful flower!

Rrramone said...

Very nice. Did I ever answer your question about the homeless signs? I buy them from the homeless. :-)

Ginger*:)* said...

Oh, by the way , if you want to play along,
You've been tagged.
You can play by posting 5 random things about YOU, and pass it on if you wish.

Rebecca Sweet said...

The play of shadow and light is incredibly beautiful. These are wonderful paintings.

Amelia said...
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Amelia said...

Thank you so much for the comments you have left me. They really don't even compare to these paintings though. They are a lot of fun to look at.
Oh..I did use prisma colors on actually on all my drawings so far. They work really nicely!
Again, thank you for being so kind.