Sunday, September 20, 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020

'NEATH THE JACARANDA - And Another Oahu Lockdown


This is a sad post for me. I have been blogging my artwork consistently for 12 years now, but I am afraid this may be my last entry for a while. As of yesterday, Oahu is, once again, back on "stay-at-home" lockdown because of Covid. The beaches, parks, and pools have already been closed since August 8th. The galleries and my Etsy Shop have been closed for over 5 months now. A few of the galleries that show my work have closed their doors for good, and others may follow if Hawaii economy is not allowed to reopen soon.

Things have changed so much in the past few months, and I have unfortunately run out of new paintings to share with you. My garden has become a sanctuary for now. Hoping things start to turn around soon, and revitalize my inspiration for painting.

I wish that everyone stays safe and healthy, and I leave you for now with this little painting I did right before the start of Coronavirus. It is a scene of a serene part of Maui, which I often find myself daydreaming of.

" 'Neath The Jacaranda"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM MAUI!


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Saturday, August 8, 2020

MAUI BY KNIFE ~ KE'ANAE


The 14 day quarantine has been reinstated for neighbor island travel, due to the rise in Covid cases on Oahu.
At least I can still visit my much missed Maui through my knife.

"Ke'anae"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM MAUI!


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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

HIDDEN GARDEN


During these past few months, with the galleries still being closed, and the islands still trying to figure out how to handle Covid, I have been much more into gardening than painting. However, I was inspired to create another palette knife garden shed scene.
Also included below are a few photos of my happy container garden that has been keeping me busy.

"Hidden Garden"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting





Everything is grown in containers. Larger veggie plants are in 3.5 gallon buckets, while most leafy types are happy in 12 qt. dishpans!














The garden provides Ruby Red Swiss Chard, along with fresh basil & italian parsley (for pesto), to help make this yummy home-made Pesto Swiss Chard Pizza with cranberries, feta, and pecans!
ONO-licious!


My Tropical Garden has also been exploding with color lately. My Mom loves to decorate her home with cut Bird Of Paradise, and luckily I can usually keep her pretty well stocked.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM THE GARDEN !

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Friday, July 24, 2020

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY ~ KEEP SMILING!


There's nothing on this earth that can make life more worthwhile,
than the sunshine, and the warmth of a BryGuy smile!

So keep on smiling......
Keep smiling!

Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Saturday, July 4, 2020