Tuesday, April 29, 2014

YES! MORE MINI HAWAII's


Been busy painting up more "Mini Hawaii's".
These scenes are so much fun to do! Here are some of my latest 6x6 original palette knife paintings.
Each one comes framed in solid wood.

Jump Rock
SOLD


Lahaina, Maui
SOLD


Ke'anae Peninsula, Maui
SOLD


Pohaku View, Maui
SOLD


Ahihi~Kinau, Maui
SOLD


Kapalua, Maui
SOLD


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Monday, April 28, 2014

BORED WITH MY BOARDS ~ Element Surfboard Painting



Most of my surfboards are plain white. When I see plain white, I see blank canvas. So, this past weekend, I gave my palette knife a rest and broke out my paint pens. One of my boards had a discolored fix across the back, so I created a design that would cover it up. I thought of some of my favorite things – palm trees, tiki hut, ocean and lava – and sketched them onto the board.


Then I got to work. Although I am still creating art, it is so much different than palette knifing landscapes. I do not have to think at all with this style and I find it very relaxing. The colorful paints flow from the pens and I can daydream and just have FUN!


Don’t think, just doodle!



The design needed to wrap around the sides of the board to the front, so I made the lava flow continue and turn into flames and a tiki dude.




The HIC logo was begging for some color too.



This kind of fun art can be addicting to me. I can almost see how people, once they get started with tattoos, keep going until their arms and legs are completely covered.

Although I don’t plan on getting a tattoo any time soon, I may just cover this board from rail to rail!

Eric Arakawa Element


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DELICIOUS “PERKS” OF BEING AN ARTIST


A few years ago, I was asked to create a special coffee label for “Ka Pono O Ka Aina” farms. They are growers of organic coffee and macadamia nuts on Hawaii’s Big Island. They sent me a sample of some of their freshly roasted coffee beans and mac nuts, which were some of the best I have ever tasted, and a basic description of what they wanted the label to portray. I was thrilled to be able to create a work of art that would be used for such delicious products.

The company loved my creation, and to this day, years later, I am still being surprised by special treats in my mailbox. Gifts that say how much they really did appreciate the work that went into creating their custom coffee label. It touches me to know that they feel this way about my art, but I think I am the one that got the much better end of the deal!


Ka Pono O Ka Aina's Coffee Farm Label

Ka Pono O Ka Aina’s awesome organic coffee and macadamia nuts can be found at
KAYA’s Store
79-7300 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kawanui, Hawaii 96750
(808) 322-8800



Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LAGOON IN PARADISE



A family enjoys the tranquil calm waters of the natural lagoons found on the grounds of Paradise Cove in Ko Olina.

“Lagoon In Paradise”
Ko Olina Paradise Cove ~ Oahu, Hawaii
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LUNCH AT THE TABLES ~ Three Tables Beach, North Shore



A perfect place to relax and enjoy your day on
Oahu’s North Shore.

“Lunch At The Tables”
Three Tables Beach ~ North Shore, Oahu
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Monday, April 7, 2014

MORE OF MAUI



A few more Maui scenes.

Hidden Hale
Ke’anae Peninsula
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Kahana, Maui
8x8 Palette Knife Painting
SOLD


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MAUI ON MY MIND



Here are two of my latest Maui scenes.
If I can’t be enjoying the gorgeous Valley Isle in real life, having my palette knife take me there is the next best thing!

SOLD
Evening Lahaina
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
Makena, Maui
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website