Sunday, July 28, 2013

BOARD IN THE BOX


Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make me happy!
Dean recently ordered a new custom board from
Kazuma Surfboards
on Maui. It had to be shipped over, and when it arrived, he was pretty excited to unpack it and see what it looked like.
As he opened the large cardboard box, and kept unpacking, he could finally catch a glimpse of the board. I could tell he was stoked about it.
I, on the other hand, was eyeing that large cardboard box that he had just removed it from. Big, long, clean, beautiful cardboard. The perfect ingredient for making custom packing boxes for my 11x14 gatorboard panel paintings!
When the exacto knife was finally finished flailing away, Dean ended up with a beautiful new custom surfboard, shipped completely unharmed, and I ended up with 8 wonderful shipping boxes for my paintings.
Dean likes his board so much that he talked me into having Matt make me one too. I am not sure if I am more excited about the new board, or the box that it will come in!
(OK, maybe just a little more excited about the board!)

ALOHA FROM HAWAII



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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

16th ANNUAL HALEIWA ARTS FESTIVAL WEEKEND


What a great weekend we had at the
16th Annual Hale'iwa Arts Festival.

I met so many nice people and also got a chance to visit with some of my painting friends and teachers. A big MAHALO to those of you who helped support my art by purchasing one of my originals. When I see how my paintings bring a smile to someone’s face, or am told a story about why they like a certain painting because it reminds them of this or that, it just makes my day!

Mahalo to all of HAF for putting on such a wonderful and well organized event.
Already looking forward to next year!



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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MINI HAWAII’s AT HALE’IWA


I started painting my “Mini Hawaii” 6x6 palette knife paintings back in November, and have worked very hard at them - but they are so much fun to do that it does not feel like “work”. I have built up a nice assortment of scenes from around the Hawaiian Islands. These tiny original palette knife paintings are special to me, and I almost hate to see them go, but if you find one that makes you happy, and brings back one of your special Hawaiian memories, it is more than worth it! From the wonderful feedback I have been receiving about my “Mini Hawaii’s” doing just that, it is great inspiration for me to keep on painting them!

My Mini Hawaii’s come framed and ready to hang. Here are some of my most recent ones, many of which will be available this weekend at the Hale’iwa Arts Festival (booth #70) up on the North Shore of Oahu.
Come out to the Festival and check them out. They look even better in real life!

Waikiki Beach Rainbow Tower & Lagoon
SOLD

Kauai's North Shore
SOLD

Waimanalo Wedding
SOLD

Baby Makapu'u Morning
SOLD

Makena Landing, Maui
SOLD

Surf Waikiki
SOLD

Hanalei Bay Pier, Kauai
SOLD

Lanikai Beach
SOLD

Sandy Beach Sunrise
SOLD

Waikiki Beach
SOLD

Makapu'u Beach
SOLD

Makena Fisherman, Maui
SOLD

Lanikai Sunrise
SOLD

Waimanalo Beach Dog Walk
SOLD

Waikiki Beach
SOLD

Alala Point, Lanikai
SOLD


Go to 16th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival for more info.

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, July 5, 2013

NORTH SHORE MINI's


A few of the recent "Mini Hawaii" North Shore scenes I have been painting for the Haleiwa Arts Festival, which is coming up in just two more weeks!

North Shore Surfers
SOLD

"Jump Rock" Waimea Bay
SOLD

Sunset Beach
SOLD

"Jump Rock"
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

THE PROGRESSION OF A PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING


Thought you might like to see the steps in creating one of my palette knife paintings. When I paint with the knife, I usually work from the top down, instead of blocking in the entire canvas and working all around. I have heard mixed reviews on this technique, but it is how I learned, and it works for me.

First a rough sketch.
Sometimes I stain the canvas, but more often it is left white.

I start with the sky.

Then add Koko Head, Koko Crater, and the far ocean.

Followed by the lifeguard shack, and foreground sand.

And finally, the foreground water and shoreline.

"Sandy’s Morning Glow"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting



Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website