Friday, January 31, 2014

PLANTATION ROW ~ COLORS ALL AGLOW


After a month in the “Xterra Dryer Rack” my large Plantation House palette knife painting is finally dry and ready to go.

"Plantation Row
Colors All Aglow"
18x36 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD

This is a scene of Koele Street on the island of Lana'i.
In the late afternoon, the sun casts long shadows across the landscape, with just enough light to make the little plantation hales glow with even more color than they already have!

Below are some photos of the painting in progress.

Sky always first.


I had never painted Cook Island Pines until visiting Lana'i.


One more hale to go!


Now for the really fun part!


I decided to go crazy with the foliage, making it THICK AND JUICY (which is why the painting took so long to dry).




Ooey Gooey Banana and Ti leaf!




ALL PAU!
(Never mind the dork with the knife.)
Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM LANA'I!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, January 24, 2014

JUMP ROCK FUN!



Life is too short not to have FUN!
Jump Rock, on a calm Waimea Bay day, is the perfect place for some Island fun cliff diving!

“Jump Rock Fun!”
16x20 Palette Knife Painting






Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE ART OF IMPROVISING


I live in a VERY small space, which is why I rarely paint large. Having a place to allow a big painting to dry undisturbed was just not an option, until now…. I present my newly improvised “large painting drying rack” also known as the “back of my truck”.

It gives me the extra needed space to paint larger, to paint thick and heavy with my knife, to not care if it takes weeks or even months to dry. It works well keeping the painting safe and free from dirt and dust, or getting bumped into or knocked over.

There are a couple of drawbacks though. Going out for groceries is not an option, and if I decide to paint any larger, I will have to trade my Xterra in for a VW Bus! But the smell of fresh wet oil paint does make a yummy car air freshener!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Sunday, January 12, 2014

MINI HAWAII


A few more of my latest “Mini Hawaii” original palette knife paintings.
Each one is 6” x 6” and comes framed in solid wood.

Mokulua Morning
SOLD


Wash Day
SOLD


Marina View
SOLD


Diamond Head Morning
SOLD


Ahihi~Kinau, Maui
SOLD


Polo Beach, Maui
SOLD

Hulopo'e Bay, Lana'i
SOLD

Kapalua, Maui
SOLD

Hanalei Pier, Kauai
SOLD


Lanikai Sunrise
SOLD

Kane'ohe Bay
SOLD

Makapu'u Beach
SOLD

Hilton Lagoon Morning
SOLD


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Saturday, January 4, 2014

HERE STAY SOME MO' DA KINE "MO' BEEGAH DEN DA MINI's" L'DAT


Here are a few more of my latest palette knife paintings.
These are larger than my “Mini Hawaii’s”, but still just as much fun to paint!
They measure 8”x8” and come framed in solid wood.

Maui Canoes
SOLD


Wailupe
SOLD


Makapu'u
SOLD


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website