Tanvi Buch

Tanvi Buch

Architecture + Watercolors

Current Work - Late 2019

MOSS LANDING (15"x19" FRAMED, 2019)

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Done quickly with a big brush in limited time, I find that it is these constraints that bring about a freedom and freshness in my work.

LET's STOP FOR A WHILE (17"x21" FRAMED, 2019)

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This was done en plein air at Stevens Creek Canyon Park.

NEAR SAN SEBASTIAN, BASQUE SPAIN (12"x15" FRAMED, 2019)

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The watermarks in this painting remind me of this hike and the 241-step climb to the San Juan Church at the top of the rock island, and hint at the mistiness of the coastal weather.

NUMBER EIGHTEEN IN CASCAIS, PORTUGAL ( 12"X15" FRAMED, 2019)

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This was an unmarked building - I still cannot believe it is not on some historical register or even a chapel of some kind. It stopped me in my tracks twice as it presented very different shadows. over the course of the day.

under the capitola wharf (5" x 8", unFRAMED, 2019)

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This structural piers in sharp perspective supporting the wharf above remind me of a cathedral, the echo of the waves as musical as a church cho

THE FLAG ON CAPITOLA WHARF (12"X15" FRAMED, 2019 - SOLD)

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This was the first painting I sold at Capitola's 5th Annual Plein Air event in early November. It was an intense 5 days of painting and showing - huge learning curve and an incredible experience.

COLORS OF CAPITOLA (16" x 20" FRAMED, 2019 - SOLD) - HONORABLE MENTION IN CAPITOLA's 5th PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2019 - JUROR: PAUL KRATTER

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It was tricky to do this painting as I had to pre-plan all the white spaces. The Venetians are actually a mix of brighter, more gaudy colors, and it was important that the painting capture the essence of multi-colored buildings, but not be a facsimile. I got many compliments on my use and linkage of white space, from the sand in the foreground, to the alternate rows of the buildings in the middle-ground, to the sky in the background. I was thrilled when this painting sold at the end of the show.

STILL CAPITOLA (8" x 10.5" UNFRAMED)

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I'm still enjoying painting scenes from Capitola well after the plein-air event.

REFLECTIONS IN CAPITOLA (7" x 10" UNFRAMED)

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Driving home on HIGHWAY 17 (4.5" x 7" UNFRAMED)

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PULGAS WATER TEMPLE (7" X 10" - UNFRAMED)

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A hidden gem with manicured lawns and a serene setting.

CHARLESTON SLOUGH (6.5" x 11" - UNFRAMED)

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The birds outnumber the humans at these baylands.

CAPITOLA WHARF - REPRISE (7" x 10" - UNFRAMED)

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NEAR HAYES MANSION (8.5" x 11" - UNFRAMED)

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