Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

7 days in Paradise

Last week, my family took a much-needed vacation to the paradise of Hawaii...after Seattle's record-breaking rainfall this winter, we really really needed some sun!!

This sketch was the view from our Lanai at Waikoloa Village...the sun hit the building in the distance, and there was a peekaboo view of the water beyond.

And here are some of my supplies...most of this sketch is cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, a bit of permanent alizarin crimson, sap green, yellow ochre, and spots of new gamboge to get that bright green.  This is in my favorite Pentalic sketchbook, Winsor & Newton watercolors in their pocket sketchbox...oh and the water  in the distance is one of the turquoises...I'm not sure which one!

Beach sketches to follow!!


  1. Thanks for sharing your colors! So helpful.

  2. Good to see your postings and congratulations on getting away!
    Frank B

  3. Looks like a perfect spot for a getaway and some sketching too!