Friday, March 30, 2012

PARADISE AROUND THE BEND ~ Lanikai Kailua, Hawaii


(Click on pic for a larger view)

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Kailua Beach, on the east side of Oahu, is a gorgeous stretch of coastline. And if you happen to venture just a bit further down the road, you will find “Paradise Around The Bend”. Lanikai is another beautiful stretch of beach located in Kailua. With the picturesque Mokuluas surrounded by brilliant turquoise waters, you really have found Paradise!




"Paradise Around The Bend"
is one of my original 8”x24” palette knife oil paintings. It has been continued along the sides, so there is no need for a frame if you don't want one.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

GOOD EVENING, KULA


Can’t seem to get Maui out of my mind.

Here is a 30"x10" palette knife painting titled
“Good Evening, Kula”
which was inspired by the gorgeous sunsets we enjoyed from the deck of Kula Kottage in Upcountry Maui.

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Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Monday, March 19, 2012

SURF Rx


This morning was the first day in several weeks that I was finally able to get out and surf again. Having sat around for almost three weeks waiting for the crummy, rainy, windy weather and
“Brown Water Advisories” to clear, I was starting to feel “old” and sluggish. My body was sore and tired all the time.

The waves were not the best today, but the weather and water were beautiful. Dean refused to waste his time and energy in the choppy, soupy conditions, but I could not hold out any longer. I didn't care if the surf was junk, I had to get back in the water. It felt SO GOOD just paddling out. I had the entire place all to myself. There was a huge smile on my face, and although I only caught four little waves, it didn’t matter. My aches and pains instantly vanished, I felt like a kid again. I believe surfing is one of the best prescriptions for me.
What a great day!

"Wawamalu Wave"
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Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, March 16, 2012

SANDY's SURF


Happy ALOHA Friday!

Here is a little painting of one of my favorite surf spots on the island.
Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Surf~N~Sail~N~Sunny Days once more !


Today is the first day in almost two weeks that we have blue skies and SUN once again!
How I have missed days like this.... I am happy.

Here is a painting that also makes me happy. It is called “Surf~N~Sail, Polo Beach Maui”
and features a family spending a perfect sun-filled day on the shores of the Valley Isle.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


LisaBongZee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, March 9, 2012

MAUNALUA MORNING and more Showers



Rain, Rain, Enough Already!

The past two weeks have brought severe storms to all of the Hawaiian Islands. This past week was especially bad here on Oahu, with thunder, lightning, high winds,
HAIL & A TORNADO (In Hawaii?!?), rock and mud slides, and the “delightful” raw sewage spills. When all this runoff finds it’s way to the ocean, it turns our beautiful turquoise seas into chocolate sludge. It is actually very sad to see.

A “Brown Water Advisory” is issued and people are warned to keep out of the ocean. We have had the Brown Water Advisory for quite a few days now, which means no surf for me. I have almost forgotten what a warm and sunny day feels like, but I have not given up hope. Soon, the skies will clear, and hopefully the water will clear, and we will be back out there surfing at sunrise in Paradise once again.
Can’t wait!

Until then, here is my latest 6x12 palette knife oil painting, titled
“Maunalua Morning”.
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Maunalua Bay is located in Hawaii Kai, on the south east end of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
It is a scenic bay with Koko Head and the Portlock area as it's backdrop.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, March 8, 2012

UPCOUNTRY EVENING MAGIC



My recent visit to Maui gave me so much painting inspiration. One evening, as we were driving through the rolling hills of Olinda, the meadows and pasture lands started glowing gorgeous greens and yellows from the setting sun. Everywhere you looked, it was unbelievable. I can’t remember ever seeing such intense colors in nature like this before, and I tried to capture them in this painting titled “Upcountry Evening Magic”.

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The painting is 6" x 12", and continues around the sides of the canvas.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ALALA POINT Lanikai Kailua Hawaii



Alala Point is a scenic little piece of land that divides Kailua Beach from Lanikai.

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"Alala Point"
is one of my original 6x12, one of a kind, oil paintings. The painting has been continued along the sides, so there is no need for a frame if you don't want one.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


LisaBongZee's Island Dream Life Website