Friday, December 19, 2014

UNDER THE KOA TREE

Some of my latest original palette knife oil paintings can now be found in Waikiki.

“Under The Koa Tree”
is a fun little gallery, packed with lots of great Hawaiian art from many local artists, now including Lisabongzee!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

HAWAIIAN KINE THERMOMETER



When my bottle of pure coconut oil turns from a liquid to a solid, that's my way of knowing it's time to bust out the toasty warm fuzzy socks.

Winter In Hawaii, isn't it great!



ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, December 11, 2014

THE FLAILING KNIFE CONTINUES


Keeping busy with the palette knife.
Here are a few new smaller paintings I have been working on.
Happy Holidays!

All You Need Is Love.... And The Mokes
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Koko Crater
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


Hulopo'e Bay, Lana'i
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Makapu'u
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Kaelepulu Stream, Kailua
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


Kane'ohe Bay Commission
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AQUA DELIGHT ~ TURQUOISE BLISS


Here are two of my latest 20x16 tropical palette knife paintings.

"AQUA DELIGHT"
SOLD


"TURQUOISE BLISS"
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Sunday, December 7, 2014

RAPA NUI ~ Bandit Surfboard Painting



My new Eric Arakawa Bandit didn't stay blank for long.
Decided to give it an Easter Island theme.

Since my other boards are quite bright and colorful, I kept this one a bit more calm.

The poor Moai, sitting out there in the hot blaring sun, I had to give him a pair of shades.

Tangata Manu (BirdMan) symbols etched in the rocks high atop the sea cliff village of Orongo.

A strip of Rongorongo across the front.


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SURF's UP!



The early morning ocean is starting to get noticeably colder.
Time to bust out the "Hawaiian Winter Wear"


Still waiting to spot our first Sandy's humpback whales of the season.
Love when they are out there with us!

Here are a couple of longboarders doing their thing.
Although I have never longboarded before, it looks like it could be fun.

Sunshine Suzie Strikes A Pose
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Stylin' at Da Cove
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MINI HAWAII's MAKE GREAT ONE~OF~A~KIND GIFTS!


Looking for a unique gift this season?
Check out my "Mini Hawaii" original palette knife paintings of tropical scenes from around the Hawaiian Islands.
Each is one-of-a-kind and comes framed and ready to hang.

ALOHA & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, November 7, 2014

HOT POTATO BLANK CANVAS



My latest blank canvas.
Eric Arakawa 5' 5" Bandit.


It's short and stubby, but fast and fun.

My little "Hot Potato"


CTG Futures



ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Monday, November 3, 2014

SCARLET BEGONIAS



A bit of SUBLIME for this one.


SOLD
"Scarlet Begonias"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!



Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, October 31, 2014

PAPAILOA BEACH



This is a painting of Papailoa Beach, on Oahu's North Shore, that I recently finished. The family for whom this painting was done actually lived on
Papailoa Road during their childhood.
Can't imagine a much nicer backyard than this!

SOLD
Papailoa Beach
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

Last year, friends of mine took me to plein air at Papailoa Beach.

It was the first time I had been there and the day was absolutely perfect!

The scenery was amazing, and what really made it special were the many large honu (turtles) that hung around in the shallow waters the entire time we painted. They lazily munched on their "Limu Salad From The Sea". Limu is the algae that grow on the rocks here. It provides the honu with a tasty snack, and the artist with some fabulous colors to paint!


Papailoa Beach
11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting
Painted August 15, 2013

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'M BACK!



FINALLY!
After TWO MONTHS of "no surf rib rehab", I got to start the morning with a beautiful sunrise and a fun surf.
I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it feels to be out there again.


I'm back!


And here is one of my latest Plantation House paintings.

"Teal In The Tropics"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!



Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, October 24, 2014

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!



Today's new painting.
A tropical scene of a Kahana, Maui shoreline.

SOLD
Kahana, Maui
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

Although I am happy that it is almost the weekend, I am not so happy that it is now week #9 and I am STILL out of surfing commission.
At least Bry & I got to witness another beautiful Sandy's sunrise.



Not the best way to start my mornings, but I can't complain.


These ribs of mine are really trying my patience, but PT is going well.
Most of my physical therapy includes swimming and paddling my board in a pool. There is no way I could swim without this.

MY SWIMMAN!

Being able to hear my tunes underwater is SO COOL! I have had my swimman for about 7 years now. Dean got it for me when I screwed up (literally) my knee snowboarding and had to do water PT to get walking again.
SWIMMAN - one of the greatest inventions EVER!

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ANA GETS ME SKETCHING


Thankful that Hurricane Ana decided to give us nothing more than a soggy, dark, wet weekend. Spent the time coming up with many new painting sketches -- both big and small.



These should keep me busy for a while!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !



Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COLORFUL SKIES


Keeping busy with the knife. Some of my newest paintings.
ALOHA!

Sunrise Surf
8x8
SOLD


Island Sunset
6x6 Mini
SOLD


Diamond Head Sunrise
8x8
SOLD


Paradise
6x6 Mini
SOLD


Kane'ohe Bay
8x8
SOLD

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, October 10, 2014

BIG WITH THE KNIFE ~ Pa'ako Beach, Maui 18x36



Week #7 and still just a spectator.
Sigh........


But the palette knife has kept me busy.
Just finished up another large painting that turned out to be one of my favorites so far.


I am usually not one for commission work, however, when a couple from Arizona asked me to paint a large Pa'ako Beach for them, I could not turn it down! As you probably know by now, Pa'ako is one of my favorite Maui beaches to paint.

Pa'ako Beach 18x36
SOLD


Some close-ups







Sides painted too.

Here is the wonderful response I got when the couple received their painting:

It came today!!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much we love it!!!! It's gorgeous and the coloring and stroke marks are so perfect! I'm so very excited about this!
Thank you so much!



Surfing will still have to wait a bit longer, but when I am able to create pieces like this in the meantime, life is pretty dang good - sore ribs and all!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website