Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HALE MOA


Here is another "Dream Hale".
It is my interpretation of a cute little plantation style hale (house), nestled deep in a lush tropical setting, complete with palm trees, mountain waterfalls, and the all important moa (chickens). You can't have an authentic Old Hawaii Plantation House without a few moa running amok!

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"Hale Moa"
12x12 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Sunday, December 27, 2015

BLUSHING SKIES ~Ka Iwi


The morning surf at Sandy's has been absolutely pitiful this past month. There have only been a handful of days that got me stoked on the surf. The waves may not be cooperating, but the sun sure is. Many of the mornings have made it worth waking up early and paddling out just to view the spectacular colorful skies as the sun pops up over the horizon. It is a magical few minutes and a great inspiration for painting!

"Blushing Skies ~ Ka Iwi"
16x20 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

MAKAPU'U EARLY BIRD SPECIAL


Makapu'u serves up a spectacular morning sky for all you early birds. A delicious way to start your Hawaiian day!

"Makapu'u Early Bird Special"
16x20 Palette Knife Painting"

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

PALAUEA PALMS


On my last Maui Paintcation, I came across Palauea Beach for the first time. This beach is also known as "White Rock" and is somewhat secluded, which makes it peaceful and uncrowded. I found it so beautiful that I plein aired here twice.

Just recently finished this larger studio version, inspired by the fun time I had there. Paintcations are great when you can come back home with "new view" inspiration!

"Palauea Palms"
20x16 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WINTERTIME IN HAWAII



No jackets, no hats, no mittens, gloves, scarves or boots. The extent of my Hawaiian Winter Wear consists only of wetsuits, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

So lucky to live Hawaii!



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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

MAUI MINI's


A couple new ones from the Valley Isle.

"Kamaole Lifeguard"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Ka'anapali"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Sunday, December 6, 2015

DAYBREAKING THE MOKES


A colorful Lanikai sunrise
is sure to get your day off to a great start!

"DayBreaking The Mokes"
12x9 Palette Knife Painting"

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

TIME FOR ANOTHER MAUI PAINT~CATION !


Last month, I was finally able to find some time for another wonderful
Maui Paintcation.
Here are some of the souvenirs I came back home with.

This was my first visit to Palauea Beach. It is a scenic, uncrowded beach in Makena. Although the morning was a bit gray, it was still a great painting day.


"Palauea Beach"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting


We stayed in a beautiful condo in Wailea that had it's own private garden with spectacular views. It was easy to set up the easel here one afternoon and paint away!


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"Wailea Evening"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


This adorable little guy was our daily companion out on the lanai. He also provided a bit of constructive criticism as I painted!



Taking some time to soak it all in!


Enough vegging, time to bust out the paints!



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"Pa'ako Beach"
(Secret Cove)
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


We took a day to visit all four MAUI HANDS Galleries that display my work. Their locations are in Paia, Makawao, Lahaina, and Ka'anapali. I was stoked to see two of my pieces in the showcase window at the Hyatt Maui Hands (two top vertical 11x14's in dark frames), which both sold just days after we returned home!



I spent one morning seeking out secluded beach access paths and came upon this place just off of Waiohuli.



"Waiohuli"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


This is the view looking the other way. Sometimes the most beautiful scenery can be found in unexpected places!

"Waiohuli Wandering"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


Since Palauea was such a nice beach to paint, I went back one afternoon and painted looking the other way. It was windy and overcast, but still a pretty little beach.



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"White Rock Beach"
Palauea
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


While driving Maui's North Shore, we came to this tropical spot.


Unfortunately, I didn't have my paints with me, so I had to settle for a photo instead. I came back to plein air it a few times, but the lighting and weather conditions were never good.
This was my only one shot at Camp One.
Guess I will have to try again on my next Maui Paintcation!

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"One Shot At Camp One"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting


Since scouting out places to paint takes a lot of time, I decided to make our last day on Maui easy and paint from our back garden again. It was a perfect last painting day!



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"Wailea View"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting


Brighton says "Enough painting MOM! Let's go enjoy one more LOONNNGGGG beach walk before we have to go back home."


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, November 23, 2015

MAI TAI SUNRISE ~ Sandy Beach


Sunrises at Sandy's are worth waking up early for,
and definitely worth painting!

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"Mai Tai Sunrise"
Sandy Beach
20x24 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

MANY MINI's


Haven't posted many mini's lately, so here goes.

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"Molokini Sunset"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


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"Palauea Beach, Maui"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Chinaman's Hat Sunrise"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Sandy's Tidepools"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Merriman's Kapalua"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Lanikai Sunrise"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


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"Makena, Maui"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Waikiki Night Light"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Pumpkin Season"
Kula Country Farms
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Diamond Head Morning"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Ahihi Kinau"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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Friday, November 13, 2015

MY BLUE HEAVEN ~ Ke'anae Peninsula


Ke'anae has the most beautiful turquoise blue water.

"My Blue Heaven"
20x24 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Friday, October 30, 2015

LAGOON MORNING WAIKIKI


If you wake up with the sun, you will most likely have a gorgeous view from the lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village all to yourself.

"Lagoon Morning Waikiki"
20x24 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

THE TRANQUIL LIFE


My latest version of the scenic view looking from Kawaikui Beach Park at the base of Hawaii Loa Ridge, towards Koko Crater in Hawaii Kai.

”The Tranquil Life”
20x30 Palette Knife Painting
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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, September 24, 2015

A BLAST FROM THE PAST ~~ Skiing The Slalom



Just came across this long lost news clip of a KGMB Sports Challenge between news anchor Howard Dashefsky and I back in the good ol' days!

Surfing Surf Ski Water Skiing Video videos
ALOHA FROM HAWAII!



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

AROUND THE BEND.....


From Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove), a quick peek around the corner
will reveal Big Beach, also known as Makena Beach.

"Around The Bend....Big Beach"
Makena, Maui
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

WEDDING ON THE BEACH


A larger sized painting for a couple that are to be married
on Makapu'u Beach this very morning.
Congratulations you two!

"Ho'okahi Makamaka O Ko Aloha"
(Our love begins the union of our life together.)
24x30 Palette Knife Painting


ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

TWO VIEWS OF KAHANA


With many spectacular views, Kahana is a place I love to paint.

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"KahanaNani"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting
View looking north, with the island of Moloka'i in the distance.


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"PohakuKai"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting
View looking south, with the island of Lana'i in the distance.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

MORE MAUI MINI's


I know, I know, I should be painting some Oahu mini's, but something about Maui is just so EASY to be inspired by, I really can't help myself!

"Wailea Chillin"
Ulua Beach
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Lahaina Harbor"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


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"Ka'anapali"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


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"Kamehameha Iki"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


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"Kula Jacaranda"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Canoe Beach Lifeguard"
Hanakao'o
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


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"Twin Falls"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Black Rock"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Upcountry"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.


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