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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Monday, July 24, 2017

ON THE SHORES OF WAIMANALO


As a kid, I spent many after school days here with friends, not coming home until fingers and toes were completely "raisin-fied".

"On The Shores Of Waimanalo"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

LOST IN A DREAM


Dreaming of funky palms and waterfalls once more.


"Lost In A Dream"
36x12 Palette Knife Painting


Some close-ups.

















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Saturday, July 15, 2017

LOVELY LITTLE LAGOON's LAST LIGHT


A beautiful tropical lagoon is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
Even the birds agree!

"Lovely Little Lagoon's Last Light"
24x30 Palette Knife Painting

Some close-ups.










This painting was inspired by Paiko Lagoon, located in East Oahu.
Paiko's is a protected wildlife sanctuary, and home to many migratory water birds.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

FROM MAUI ~ SUNSET OVER LANA'I


When the sun sets behind the island of Lana'i, there are many spectacular viewpoints from Maui's south and west shores.

"From Maui ~ Sunset Over Lana'i"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

SHORE BEATS WORK


Having to decide between a day at the office
or a day at the beach is quite the no-brainer.

"Shore Beats Work"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


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Monday, July 3, 2017

ANOTHER BYE-GONE HAWAII


With a play on words, here is another scene of old-time Hawaii.
Oahu before the days of highways and high rises.
Tropical carefree Hawaiian bygone days are now just a distant memory of what this beautiful island used to be.

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

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

SURF OUR SKATE


Sandy's has been really, REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y junk these past three months. Almost every morning is windblown washing machine choppy sloppy mushy bleah. It got to the point that we had to take up a new hobby. This is my new Carver Swallow - Time for some Land Surfing.
No water needed.



Surfing Surf Video videos

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