Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A SWELL DAY FOR SURFING



Since I had such a fun time painting “Contemplating”,
I decided to do the same scene again, but this time with a couple of blondies,
and both with boards in tow.


A surfer couple sit high above the thundering waves that roll in from a freak south swell. As they finish up their lunch, they have to decide if they want to hit the monster surf below, potentially risking life and limb for an epic surf day, or to stay and enjoy the magic of Mother Nature's show from their safe, dry, vantage point.
Of course you know they ended up going!
Cowabunga, dude!


"A Swell Day For Surfing"
is an original 16x20 palette knife painting,
and can be found HERE.

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


LisaBongZee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, December 22, 2011

HOMEWARD BOUND



The sea birds of Hawaii have their very own bit of Paradise, making their nesting sites in the sheer cliffs high above the churning sea below.


"Homeward Bound"
is one of my original 10x20, one of a kind, palette knife oil paintings.


The inspiration for this painting was an early morning surf session I had a few months ago. As I paddled out at sunrise, there was a constant stream of beautiful white seabirds flying along the shallows, parallel with the coastline. They all headed towards the Makapu’u cliffs and Manana Island, which is a seabird sanctuary. The entire time I was surfing, the trail of birds never ended. Some flying low, and so near, they almost buzzed my head! They were fun to watch.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Friday, December 16, 2011

CONTEMPLATING


This is an original 16 x 20 palette knife oil painting titled
“Contemplating”.


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A surfer dude and his girlfriend sit high above the thundering surf that rolls in from a freak south swell. He has a tough decision ahead of him. To bail out on his girl and hit the monster waves, potentially risking life and limb for an epic surf day, or to stay and enjoy the magic of Mother Nature's show with the one he loves.


The inspiration for this painting came from an actual freak south swell we had here on the island of Oahu in September 2011. They called it the "South Swell Of The Decade" and it caused quite a buzz. This painting was done from a photo I took at the Diamond Head lookout near evening. People in Hawaii love their giant surf, even if they are not out in it. It is pretty amazing to watch!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

SANTA's GONE SURFIN'


My SANTA'S GONE SURFIN' SALE is going on now!

Santa is having too much fun surfin' the North Shore of Hawaii this Christmas, so you'll have to find your own special gifts.

Mele Kalikimaka from the Land Of ALOHA!
Lisabongzee

Click on the SALE button below to check out my
ISLAND DREAM LIFE PAINTINGS.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


LisaBongZee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MYSTIC ISLES



Out in the vast Pacific Ocean, there are still hidden jems of secluded tropical Islands to be discovered by the lucky few who take the time to seek them out.


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"Mystic Isles"
is one of my original 10x20, one of a kind, palette knife oil paintings.

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


LisaBongZee's Island Dream Life Website

Monday, December 12, 2011

ROOM WITH A VIEW


This painting was created completely from my imagination.
I often dream of an idealic Paradise with soaring velvet green mountains, sparkling waterfalls, swaying palm trees, and lush tropical foliage. The small thatched tiki hut sits positioned to provide a perfect view of the gorgeous turquoise waters of the vast Pacific.
It never hurts to dream big!

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"Room With A View"
24x30 Palette Knife Painting

Some close ups:





Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LUMAHAI BEACH ~ KAUAI, HAWAII


I love vacationing on the outer-islands in the Hawaiian chain. Each has it’s own special features that make it different from the others.
The plane ride is short, but it can make you feel like you are a world away!

Last summer, we spent some time on the gorgeous island of Kauai.
It is one of the most beautiful, lush, green, tropical places on earth! One of the beaches we visited was Lumahai Beach, on the North Shore.
It was a perfect day, and we practically had the place all to ourselves! I guess there are still some (somewhat) hidden Paradises to be found after all!

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“Perfect Day At Hanalei ~~ Lumahai Beach, Kauai”


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


LisaBongZee's Island Dream Life Website