Friday, September 22, 2017

GOOD WAVES DON'T COME EASY (IN OR OUT OF THE WATER)


You would think since I spend most of my mornings out in the waves, they would come easily to my knife! Unfortunately, this is not the case yet. So far, they have been my greatest painting torment to date, which makes me even more determined to figure them out.

Pile of Palette Knife Wave Studies
(including some of the many frustrating scrapers)

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

ANOTHER AWESOME DAY AT THE OFFICE


Spent this morning at the Baby Makapu'u tidepools.



"Da Boss" enjoying the nice cool shade and a pretty sweet view of his own.



Baby Makapu'u Tidepools
Plein Air Study
11x14

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, September 8, 2017

BONG TREE BOARD VS. LISABONGZEE


In this episode, surprisingly, the elbow of Lisabongzee takes out Bong Tree.


Bong Tree on the exam table, prepped and awaiting surgery.


Dr. Deaniebong performs specialized replacement surgery using intricate methods.


Surgery, although not pretty, is a complete success!


Now we call in World Renowned Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. BryGuy MD, to perform delicate cosmetic procedure.


It takes a special individual to be able to perfect the reconstructive process well. That is why Dr. BryGuy MD was called in, as he is the best in his field. This photo shows the half way point of his very time consuming procedure.


With most amazing attention to detail, Dr. BryGuy MD and Dr. Deaniebong bring the Bong Tree Board back to it's former glory once again.


All is good in the land where the Bong Tree grows.
Time to hit the surf!


ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, September 4, 2017

HAPPY HOUR


Happy Hour in the tropics doesn't get much better than this!

"Happy Hour"
14x18 Palette Knife Painting

Some close-ups.








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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I'VE GONE AND BYE-GONE IT AGAIN


I like painting Hawaii as I imagine it was in the past. Tropical carefree bygone days, before highways and high rises took over Honolulu.

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

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

THE TRAVELING KNIFE


My knife headed east, across the ocean, once more.

"Summer Lake House"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Canyon Afternoon"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Ice Fishing 'round the Bend"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

DOUBLE DOSE OF LANIKAI


Here are two new paintings
featuring the Mokulua Islands.

"Lanikai Sunrise"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


"Lanikai"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

SAND-SATIONAL BEACH DAY


Tropical palm trees, turquoise waters,
and soft, warm sand between your toes....life is good!

"Sand-sational Beach Day"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TIME FOR SOME MINI's


"Ka'anapali Beachwalk"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Napili Sunset"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Sunset Beach"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Mokoli'i Sunrise"
Chinaman's Hat
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Lumahai Beach"
Kaua'i
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


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Monday, August 14, 2017

ABOVE AND BEYOND


Through the dense vegetation, look down onto a secluded tropical cove,
just waiting for you to spend the day in it's beauty.

"Above And Beyond"
20x16 Palette Knife Painting

Some close-ups:










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Friday, August 11, 2017

ISLAND TIME


Yea! It's Island Time.
Happy ALOHA Friday!

"Island Time"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

LAZY SNAKE RIVER SHORE ~ Grand Teton National Park


After finishing up Mr. Moose, my knife decided it wanted to stay on the mainland a little longer. So, back to the Tetons, and a peaceful view of Mt. Moran from the edge of the Snake River.

"Lazy Snake River Shore"
20x24 Palette Knife Painting

Some close-ups of this painting.








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ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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Friday, July 28, 2017

YOU CAN'T SEE ME


The surf has been so junk these past three months here in Hawaii.
Dean and I are dreaming of mainland hikes and camping once again, to fill the void. Beautiful flora and fauna that cannot be found on an island. Pine trees, high mountain lakes, pikas & pine martens, deer, bear, and moose. Yes moose. We see them often on our Utah hikes and they always make our day extra special!

"You Can't See Me"
20x24 Palette Knife Painting

If you only knew, Mr. Moose, how that big beautiful rack of yours reveals your secret hiding spot!

Some close-ups of this painting.















Below are just a few of our many Moose Sightings.


This is the moose that inspired my painting "You Can't See Me".
(No, not Dean, the one in the background.) From far away, we just saw a light brown spot in the marsh, but upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a set of antlers, connected to a big brown body.

And then another, not quite as hidden.


One day, while eating lunch at Lake Martha,
we had a few visitors.

And not just one or two. In this photo, if you look carefully, you will see three moose. There were actually FIVE of them right here, enjoying their lunch along with us. What an unreal day!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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