Apple Blossom Delight

Watercolor painting of a Tree Swallow in an apple tree by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Apple Blossom Delight

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 18″h x 24″w, 2004.

This Tree Swallow rests on the limb of an apple tree during spring bloom. This was one of the many fruit trees I planted on Black Mountain, Siskiyou County, and swallows were frequent visitors to our orchard, so I thought the apple blossoms and the swallow made a good match.

Original is sold.

Reproductions available.

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Trillium Cluster

Watercolor painting of Trillium flowers by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Trillium Flower Cluster

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 8″h x 12″w, 2000.

I saw this cluster of Trillium Lilies while I hiked along the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern Oregon. It had a wonderful composition, and I created it so that all the stages of the flower color transitions of white, pink, and red were all in one cluster. I did this in technical botanical illustration style.

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Shasta Lily Study

Watercolor painting of a Shasta Lily by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Shasta Lily Study & Shasta Lily Reproduction

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 12″h x 8″w, 2000, Revised 2021.

The Shasta Lily (Cascade Lily) is a gorgeous flower found in shrubby and rocky areas in the Pacific Northwest. I found this one beside the Pacific Crest Trail in Siskiyou County, California. I thought it would make a nice painting. The first version of this painting had no background. The second version had a loose colorful wash. The final version has a very dark background that better accents the beautiful colors of this lily.

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Wild Iris Study

Watercolor painting of a Wild Iris by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Wild Iris Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 6”h x 4”w, 2014.

This is a study of a Wild Iris which is part of my North American Wildflower Paintings series. As I hiked the forests and meadows of Rocky Point, Oregon I often saw these magnificent twirly, complex flowers radiating with rich blues, purples and orange colors.

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Wild Corn Cockle Study

Watercolor painting of a Wild Corn Cockle by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Wild Corn Cockle Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 5.25”h x 5.25”w, 2015.

Though some people consider Corn Cockles to be weeds, I believe they are beautiful flowers. This study was one of my North American Wildflower Paintings series. I saw these wildflowers on one of my hikes in Southern Oregon in Klamath County.

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Maiden Blued-eyed Mary

Watercolor painting of a Maiden Blue-eyed Mary by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Maiden Blued-eyed Mary

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 6″h x4″w, 2014.

This is a study of a Maiden Blue-eyed Mary flower cluster. It is part of my North American Wildflower Paintings series. I often saw these tiny flowers in the forests and meadows of Rocky Point, Oregon.

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Arnica Study

Watercolor painting of an Arnica by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Arnica Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 6”h x 4”w, 2014.

This was a quick study of an Arnica flower which was one of my North American Wildflower Paintings series.

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Forest Dogwood

Watercolor painting of a Forest Dogwood bloom by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Forest Dogwood

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 7.5″h x7.5″w, 2015.

In this quick watercolor study, I wanted to show the lantern like qualities of Dogwood flowers whose papery, white petals almost glow against the dark hues and values of the dense forest canopies they grow in. I kept the surrounding wash of this watercolor loose but indicated other plants in the background. One of my North American Wildflower Paintings series.

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