Friday, October 24, 2014

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!



Today's new painting.
A Kahana, Maui shoreline.


Although I am happy that it is almost the weekend, I am not so happy that it is now week #9 and I am STILL out of surfing commission.
At least Bry & I got to witness another beautiful Sandy's sunrise.



Not the best way to start my mornings, but I can't complain.


These ribs of mine are really trying my patience, but PT is going well.
Most of my physical therapy includes swimming and paddling my board in a pool. There is no way I could swim without this.

MY SWIMMAN!

Being able to hear my tunes underwater is SO COOL! I have had my swimman for about 7 years now. Dean got it for me when I screwed up (literally) my knee snowboarding and had to do water PT to get walking again.
SWIMMAN - one of the greatest inventions EVER!

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

ANA GETS ME SKETCHING


Thankful that Hurricane Ana decided to give us nothing more than a soggy, dark, wet weekend. Spent the time coming up with many new painting sketches -- both big and small.



These should keep me busy for a while!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COLORFUL SKIES


Keeping busy with the knife. Some of my newest paintings.
ALOHA!

Sunrise Surf
8x8


Island Sunset
6x6 Mini


Diamond Head Sunrise
8x8


Paradise
6x6 Mini


Kane'ohe Bay
8x8

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, October 10, 2014

BIG WITH THE KNIFE ~ Pa'ako Beach, Maui 18x36



Week #7 and still just a spectator.
Sigh........


But the palette knife has kept me busy.
Just finished up another large painting that turned out to be one of my favorites so far.


I am usually not one for commission work, however, when a couple from Arizona asked me to paint a large Pa'ako Beach for them, I could not turn it down! As you probably know by now, Pa'ako is one of my favorite Maui beaches to paint.

Pa'ako Beach 18x36
SOLD


Some close-ups







Sides painted too.

Here is the wonderful response I got when the couple received their painting:

It came today!!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much we love it!!!! It's gorgeous and the coloring and stroke marks are so perfect! I'm so very excited about this!
Thank you so much!



Surfing will still have to wait a bit longer, but when I am able to create pieces like this in the meantime, life is pretty dang good - sore ribs and all!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, October 6, 2014

ANOTHER SANDY's SUNRISE and MORE MINI HAWAII's


Another beautiful voggy Sandy's sunrise this morning.
And a few new "Mini Hawaii's".



Sunset Palms


Sandy's


Lanikai Aura


North Shore Surfers
SOLD

Waimanalo Beach Walk


Chinaman's Hat


Waikiki Beach


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SURFLESS SEPTEMBER



It is now October and the entire month of September passed by without a single surf day. I have been told that ribs take a long time to heal, and now I know from personal experience just how true this is. I only hope I can be back in the water before October passes by too.

Below is a short video of the actual ride that smashed my ribs. It wasn't the wave that did the damage, it was the "flying off and hitting the water behind at a high rate of speed" part. Something I have done many times before with no problems whatsoever, but this time was different.
It felt like I slammed into a solid concrete sidewalk.

video


On the brighter side, I was able to paint quite a lot this month.
Here is one of my newest Plantation House paintings.

"Tropic Palms Plantation Hale"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!



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