Friday, December 9, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

SUNSET AT SHANNON's


A spectacular view of Punchbowl, Diamond Head, and Waikiki, made even better by a dramatic Hawaiian sunset!

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"Sunset At Shannon's"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

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Monday, December 5, 2016

WHERE THE BONG TREE GROWS - Nitro Surfboard Painting


The inspiration for this board came from my South Seas book by James Ramsey Ullman, where he spent a year traveling the remote islands of the South Pacific (in search of the elusive Bong Tree!)



My interpretive Bong Tree originated in the South Pacific, as did 'Ulu (Breadfruit). In fact, very few people know that the Bong Tree and 'Ulu are close cousins. Actually, I think I am the only one who knows this - because I just made that up. The wood of it's trunk can be made into exceptional surfboards. The fruit of the Bong Tree are round with a noticeable smiley face which turns to a frown once the fruit has fallen. Eating a freshly picked Bong Fruit makes one deliriously happy the rest of the day!





Unlike Edward Lear's owl and pussycat sailing along in a pea-green boat stocked with honey, I went with a wild boar and mongoose on a Kon-Tiki style raft provisioned with Kona coffee and coconuts.







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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BYE-GONE HAWAII


With a play on words, here are a few scenes of old-time Hawaii. I love to picture our islands before the days of highways and high rises.
Tropical carefree Hawaiian bygone days.

"Bye-Gone Hawaii ~ Diamond Head"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

"Bye-Gone Hawaii ~ Chinaman's Hat"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Bye-Gone Hawaii ~ Kane'ohe Bay"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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"Bye-Gone Hawaii ~ Waikiki"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FANTASY ISLAND MINI's


More tropical imagination at work.

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"Little Orange Beach Shack"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

SOLD
"Tropical Bliss"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Sunset Hut"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Lush Life"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Castaway"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

MAKES ME HAPPY


Decided to try something other than landscape painting for a while. Came up with this little flower composition. It was really fun to use lots of colorful, thick, juicy paint on the knife to produce the flower petals. Each one has it's own unique features.

"Makes Me Happy"
14x11 (or 11x14) Palette Knife Painting

Can be hung vertically or horizontally.



To really appreciate all the variable colors in each flower,
here are some close-ups:











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Friday, September 16, 2016

THE HIDEAWAY HALE


Still painting places in my mind where I would love to spend some time.

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"The Hideaway Hale"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

SIMPLE TREASURE


Sometimes the best things in life are free, and if you are lucky enough to find a spot like this to spend your day, consider yourself very rich indeed!

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"Simple Treasure"
18x14 Palette Knife Painting

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

TO THE FARAWAY ISLANDS


Here are a few of my mini remote island scenes.
Wouldn't you love to spend a day or two in one of these spots?

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"Tropical Illusion"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Island Calm"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Serene Scene"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

"Somewhere....."
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Tropical Travels"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

NATURE's AQUARIUM


Hanauma Bay is located on Oahu's south east side. It is a wonderful place for snorkeling, where you are sure to find fish in every color of the rainbow, including Hawaii's state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a!

"Hanauma Bay"
12x24 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, August 29, 2016

SKY OF De'LIGHT


Another sunrise....... or sunset.
You decide.

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"Sky Of De'Light"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

SUMMER HIDEAWAY


With a summer escape like this to look forward to,
winter might not seem so bad.

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"Summer Hideaway"
20x16 Palette Knife Painting

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

WAIMANALO BEACH


Waimanalo has the most beautiful aqua, teal and light turquoise waters, a bit different than any other on the island.

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"Waimanalo Beach"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Friday, August 19, 2016

ANOTHER PEACEFUL JOURNEY


Had fun with "Peaceful Journey",
so I went on "Another Peaceful Journey"
a bit larger!

"Another Peaceful Journey"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

LITTLE BLUE SHACK FOR TWO


Although this isn't one of my Plantation Style Dream Hale's,
I think I could be persuaded to stay awhile!

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"Little Blue Shack For Two"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BACK TO SECRET COVE


Took a "knife trip" back to that picturesque little stretch of sand
on Maui's south east side.

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"Pa'ako Beach"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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Monday, August 1, 2016

THREE PALMS


My knife was a grump this Monday morning, but letting it create the tropics put it in a much better mood!

"Three Palms"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MANY MO' MINI's


The knife has been working overtime lately.

SOLD
"Serene Scene"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Lumahai Beach Kauai"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Surfing Waikiki"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Ka'a'awa"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Waimanalo Beach Time"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"North Shore Kauai"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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