Friday, February 21, 2014

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY !


"Hi Lisa,
I purchased the painting. It looks great. I visited Honolulu last month for a wedding and this painting perfectly captures those views of the sunrise I had from my room at the Sheraton Waikiki.


It perfectly captures the January morning sun and that's what I wanted."




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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ON THE EASEL.....



Here is a commission piece that I have been working on this past week. It would not have been my first choice in size
(a large 18x36 canvas) with just getting back into painting after rehabbing an injured shoulder and neck for three weeks, but Kawaikui is a scene that I love to paint, so I was more than happy to go for it.
This one will make its home in Australia when finished.


(With this ridiculous painting posture, is it really any wonder that I suffered a shoulder/neck injury?!)


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Friday, February 7, 2014

BACK TO MY KNIFE !



It has been exactly three weeks since I have painted or surfed, (due to a neck and shoulder injury resulting from too much surfing and too much painting – no joke!). My physical therapist finally gave me the OK to pick up my palette knife again. Surfing will have to wait a bit longer, but at least life is beginning to feel great once again!

Here is my latest painting, before I got hurt.

Maluaka Beach, Maui
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 PUNAHOU CARNIVAL ART GALLERY


Tomorrow night (2/4/14) is Opening Night of the Punahou Carnival's Art Gallery.

I was stoked to be invited to participate again this year. It is a very popular attraction of the Carnival, and a great venue for Hawaii artist’s to show their work.

The show’s public opening is tomorrow night 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 7th & 8th,
from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.

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

Maunalua Bay From Portlock


Hilton Lagoon Morning
SOLD


Kapalua, Maui
SOLD


Jump Rock Fun!
Waimea Bay


Hulopo'e Bay, Lana'i
SOLD


Wailupe
SOLD


Plantation Row ~ Colors All Aglow
SOLD

Makapu'u Wave
SOLD


Maluaka Beach, Maui


Mokulua Morning
SOLD


Makapu'u Beach
SOLD


Kane'ohe Bay
SOLD


You won’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 included in this event once again!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !



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Sunday, February 2, 2014

PAINTED MY ARM OFF……LITERALLY



For the past 3 months, I have been getting ready for the Punahou Carnival Art Show. They asked me for 12 paintings this year, so I got to work, palette knife painting for many hours every single day. I was also surfing every morning and life was going great. My two favorite pastimes, completely filling up my days, I couldn’t have been happier!


And then, just as I was finishing up my last painting for Punahou, I woke one morning with a sore shoulder. I assumed it was just tired from all the excess painting and paddling. But day by day, the pain got worse. Soon, I could not dunk my board because my arm felt numb and had no strength. When I picked up my palette knife, I could only hold it for 15 minutes before the pain was too strong to keep going. That was it. I decided to give both activities a break for a while and rest up my arm. Another week went by and things were not getting any better. I finally went to the doctor and she got me into physical therapy right away. Prescription: “NO SURFING OR PAINTING” until I am healed (why didn’t they just include “NO EATING OR BREATHING” while they were at it?). It has now been over two weeks. I have not painted, I have not surfed. I feel like a fish out of water…… it is hard to find ways to fill my time (which is why you are reading this quite uninteresting blog entry).
I am still in PT, and hope it decides to heal pretty quickly so I can get back to doing the two things I love.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website