Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 PUNAHOU CARNIVAL ART GALLERY


Tonight is Opening Night of the Punahou Carnival's Art Gallery.

This year, I was invited to participate in this very popular attraction of the Carnival. It is a great venue for Hawaii artist’s to show their work, and a wonderful way to help the school raise money for scholarship funds. A friend of mine told me
“It’s the Superbowl of Artist Showing”.

The show’s public opening is tonight from 4:30 – 8 p.m. and will also run through the duration of the Carnival, which is two days only – Friday and Saturday, February 1st & 2nd, from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.

You don’t want to miss this one! Of all the shows I have participated in, this one outranks them all as far as quality original artwork by some of Hawaii’s top artists. I am so excited to be a part of this event!

Here are some of my originals that will be available at the gallery.

Another Perfect K-Bay Day
SOLD

Fishing Lanikai
SOLD

Makapu'u Beach
SOLD

Play Day Hanalei
SOLD

Good Morning Paradise ~ Ko Olina
SOLD

Sun~N~Fun Polo Beach, Maui
SOLD

Pa'ako Beach, Maui
(Secret Cove)
SOLD

Polo Beach, Maui
SOLD

Lumahai Beach, Kauai
SOLD

Fishing Waimanalo
SOLD

Maluaka Beach
Makena, Maui
SOLD

Makapu'u
SOLD

Sandy Beach
Looking towards Halona Blowhole
SOLD

Kapalua Beach, Maui
SOLD

Charley Young Beach, Maui
SOLD

Makena Fisherman
Makena, Maui
SOLD

Baby Makapu'u
SOLD

Makapu'u Beach
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !



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Monday, January 28, 2013

WHAT A WAY WITH WAX ! ~ A day with Marionette's encaustics


On a trip to Kauai, I met up with my good friends and fellow artists, Marionette & Dava. Marionette has her own studio, Painting Paradise, on Kauai’s southwest side, in the town of Waimea. We were planning to go to lunch, but had some time, so she decided to show us her new fascination….. encaustics.

I had never even heard of encaustics before, but she said “basically it’s painting with hot wax”. How exciting!

We all got to work, experimenting, melting colored wax with a special iron and a stylus
(kind of like a hot wax writing pen for finer detail).


Since we were new to this, our scenes were pretty basic.
Hibiscus flowers proved to be very fun to create.


And with the assortment of beautiful colors, abstracts turned out quite nice! What a great afternoon it was.

It has now been over a year since our encaustic painting party, and sad to say, I have not given encaustics much thought, but Marionette sure has. She has the “art of hot wax melting” down, and it is such a thrill to see what new encaustic creations she comes up with.

My favorites are her Hawaiian Hula Dancers.

The “flow” of the entire painting is loose, free and liquid feeling.

I still have no idea how she is able to get her beautiful Hula Dancers to come to life as they do.

She has also given Kauai landscapes an encaustic shot, with much success.

And one of my favorites is a beautiful card she hand-made for me of sparkling gold bamboo.

Since trying encaustics first hand, I can appreciate her work even more, and I am grateful to her for giving Dava and I a fun encaustic experience!

You can find an assortment of her original encaustics in her
ETSY SHOP.
If you would like to learn the art of encaustics, watercolors, acrylic, pastels, silk painting, and more, Marionette offers these classes at her Painting Paradise studio, and she is a great teacher!

Mahalo, Marionette!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ANOTHER PERFECT K~BAY DAY


After painting so many mini’s
it felt a bit strange working on a larger canvas again!

SOLD

Some mornings, you will find Kane’ohe Bay quite magical. With sunny, clear skies, and quiet, calm waters, the colorful little boats bob about lazily. Not an ounce of breeze to disturb the tropical palms. Add in the beautiful Koolau mountain range, and Chinaman’s Hat in the distance, and you easily get the feeling of another perfect day in Hawai’i Nei.

"Another Perfect K~Bay Day" is a 20 x 16 palette knife painting.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PICTURE PERFECT


Today is one of the most beautiful days!
Calm, clear skies, warm sun but a nice coolness to the air. Such a contrast from the windy, wet weather we had been having. My sweet little Papayabirds are everywhere, singing away, figuring out which palm tree to build their nest in. The recent rains have already worked their magic, making our mountains lush and green once again.

You can’t get any more perfect than this. I am outta here… gonna go enjoy every bit of this day in Paradise!

Here are a few more Mini Hawaii’s.

Lanikai Sunrise
SOLD

Pa'ako Beach, Maui
(Secret Cove)
SOLD

Maluaka Beach
Makena, Maui
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, January 11, 2013

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!


Here are a few more MINI HAWAII's I’ve been working on.
These little guys are a bit addicting.
They are my version of Lay’s Potato Chips
“Betcha can’t paint just one!”

Have a wonderful weekend!

Makapu'u Beach
SOLD

Ko Olina
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Pa'ako Beach, Maui
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LAST FULL MOON OF 2012 ~ Lanikai Beach


What a great way to end 2012!
Last November was my first try at a nocturne painting. We had such a fun time that we decided to give it another go on December 28th, the last full moon of 2012.
We met at Lanikai Beach again and quite a few more painters showed up this time.


The weather turned out to be unbelievably perfect, which was a bit strange, as most of the week had been very windy and rainy.


There were many more beachgoers this time, waiting for the full moon show, which gave it a party-like atmosphere.


We all got to work as it got darker and darker.



And then it appeared!
It wasn't quite as spectacular as the previous time because of some low-lying clouds that blocked it's view as it inched above the horizon. But once it cleared those, the bright orange ball began to glow and received many cheers and applause from the beachgoers.



What a great way to end the year!


Here is my finished painting. I placed the moon between the Mokulua Islands just to make it a bit different from last months painting. As artists, we are allowed to move moons if we like!
I was surprised when I got the painting home and compared it with my first one, how similar they both were in color. I guess that really is how I see it.

"Last Full Moon Of 2012 ~ Lanikai"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting
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Last months Lanikai Full Moon painting.

"Lanikai Full Moon"
9x12 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD

HAPPY NEW YEAR !




CLICK HERE to see our November 28th Full Moon
Lanikai Paint Out.

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Monday, January 7, 2013

CALM DOWN...and paint on!



The whipping winds and sudden rain squalls this past week do not want to subside. With gusts up to 50 mph, the palm trees outside are really doing the hula!
Here are a few more MINI HAWAII studio paintings I have been working on while waiting for calmer trades and plein air perfect sunny days to return.

Polo Beach, Maui
SOLD

Makena Fisherman
Makena, Maui
SOLD

Another view of Makapu'u
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website