Monday, April 29, 2013

PAINTING AT THE GALLERY


Yesterday, I got to show my palette knife skills to the public by painting at the “Island Treasures Art Gallery” in Kailua. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to celebrate the
“I Love Kailua Town Party”.







"Peaceful Day At K~Bay"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Island Treasures Art Gallery has so many amazing creations from hundreds of local artists, and I am lucky to have my own wall of paintings here. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, come down and check it out!

"Island Treasures Art Gallery"
Kailua, Hawaii
808-261-8131

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

WAIKIKI BEACH ~ Hilton Hawaiian Village


Another fun day plein airing at Waikiki Beach, near the
Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Tower and lagoon.

"Waikiki Beach ~ Hilton Hawaiian Village"
11x14 Palette Knife Plein Air
SOLD

Painted March 9, 2013


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MINI HAWAII


Here stay some mo' small kine paintings, l'dat.


Kawaikui
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Waimanalo Beach
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Waimea Bay
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Wailupe
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Makapu'u Beach
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Lanikai Sunrise
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BEEG MAHALOZ, brah, fo' spock um out. K den... Shootz!



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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WORKIN' AT DA BEACH


A fun afternoon spent "working" near the lifeguard shack at Waimanalo Beach, also known as Sherwoods.



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Waimanalo Beach Palette Knife Plein Air 11" x 14"
Painted March 8, 2013

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Monday, April 15, 2013

MINI HAWAII


Still enjoying painting my 6x6 mini gessos.


Waimanalo Beach
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Makapu'u Beach
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Halona Cove
'From Here To Eternity' Beach
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Makapu'u
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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, April 12, 2013

PAIKOS


Happy Aloha Friday!

Spent a very peaceful afternoon last month painting Paikos.
Isn't this a gorgeous place?




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Paikos Palette Knife Plein Air 11" x 14"
Painted March 2, 2013

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SUMMER DAY AT THE BAY ~ Waimea Bay North Shore


After painting so many mini’s on gessobord panels, I decided to give a bigger size gessobord a try.

Although Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore is known for it’s giant winter surf, in the summer months, you can find the bay looking more like a lake.
(Click on images for larger view)


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"Summer Day At The Bay"
is a 12” x 24” palette knife painting.

Here are some close-ups.

Painting on smooth gessobord is much different for me, using a palette knife, than stretched canvas. I like some of the effects it gives you. It's easier to get detail without the texture of the canvas, and the colors seem to pop, but it sure is slippery!






Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

MAUI PAINTCATION Part 3



The second week of our Paintcation was spent up in Kapalua on the north shore of Maui. Here are the plein air paintings I did while there.

We stayed in a nice little condo overlooking the golf course and Kapalua Bay.

It had a pretty large lanai, so our first day, I just decided to paint the scenery from there.


Kapalua Golf
11x14
Painted February 20, 2013

The next morning, the weather wasn't too promising, but we headed down to Kapalua Beach.

As I set up my easel, the high winds kicked in and started blowing my painting stuff all over the place. Then the heavy rain started. I seriously thought of just packing back up before I even got started, but I decided to hang in there.

The winds and rain would come and go, and about half way through my painting, a HUGE squall came through. It was CRAZY but luckily Dean had staked my easel down well and it wasn't budging. I had my rain jacket on so I was dry and warm. The winds were too much for my umbrella and I ended up having to take it down, but it didn't really matter. I had seen Mark Brown paint in a rainstorm before with no problem and I thought to myself, "If Mark can do it, I can do it". It was actually kind of fun! My palette was a complete puddle, but luckily, oil paints don't mix with water, and the rain didn't have much effect at all. I had to worry more about the high winds, and the fact that the scenery wasn't quite as nice as earlier.

Once again, the clouds passed, the wind died down and the sun popped out for just a short time.


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Kapalua Beach
11x14
Painted February 21, 2013

Almost every morning, our natural alarm clock was that of the Grey Francolin. They are a funny looking grouse-like bird that likes to hang out in the low grasses. They have a very distinct and LOUD call.

The weather was nicer today but still windy. There were heavy rains and even flash flood warnings for most of Maui Island throughout the week, so I was happy to see a bit of blue sky. We headed up to D.T. Fleming Beach.

I got permission to paint from the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. They were very nice to me, and it ended up being a great place to paint - very protected from the wind.

This painting practically painted itself and I was very happy with the end result.


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D.T. Fleming Beach
11x14
Painted February 23, 2013

The day that we went to watch the final "Quick Draw" of the "Maui Plein Air Invitational", Betty Hay Freeland painted a beautiful scene of the West Maui Mountains from the breakwall at Lahaina Harbor. A few days later, I decided to give it a try.

The clouds would roll in and completely cover the mountains, so once in a while, I had to take a break and wait them out. There were many other sites to enjoy though.

The clouds stayed over the mountains for today, everywhere else around me was nice and sunny.




This painting also seemed to flow from the palette knife and was one of my favorites of the trip.

When I returned home, a lady that lives on Maui bought this painting, and it went back to where it was created.
I love when that happens!

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West Maui Mountains
Lahaina Harbor
14x11
Painted February 24, 2013

We spent the rest of the afternoon sight-seeing.





Our last day found us back at Kapalua Beach.

This time, I painted looking north.


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Kapalua Beach
11x14
Painted February 25, 2013

Enjoying our last sunset on Maui.


What an AWESOME Paintcation.
Can't wait to come back!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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