Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

KAI O LUMINESCENCE


A large abstract that I really enjoyed creating.

"Kai O Luminescence"
30x30 Palette Knife Painting


I came up with the name "Kai O Luminescence" because it has some very small glass particles that sparkle and shimmer when the light hits them just right. It reminded me of bioluminescence in the ocean at night, and since "Kai" is the Hawaiian word for ocean or salt water, it is kind of a play on words.

Tiny glass beads that sparkle throughout certain areas of the painting.


A bit larger than I usually paint!


Some close up detail of this painting.









"Kai O Luminescence" coming to life!



Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

EVENING GLIMMER


Watching (and painting) sunsets never gets old.

"Evening Glimmer"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

AROUND OAHU


Here are a few new island of Oahu scenes.

Baby Makapu'u
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
Waikiki Morning
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


Kailua Beach
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
Surfing Waikiki
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Sunday, October 14, 2018

MALUAKA MORNING


Maluaka Beach, on Maui’s south shore, is very scenic. In the winter months you can see humpback whales breaching everywhere. And in the early mornings, as the sun pops up over Pu’u Ola’i (Red Hill), the sand on the beach begins to glow. A perfect way to start your day in Paradise!

"Maluaka Morning"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


Some closeups:






Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

TOSHI TEACHES PATIENCE


In July of 2017, I received a beautiful orchid plant from a special family on the Big Island of Hawaii. The orchid was shipped from Akatsuka Orchid Garden Volcano, HI here to Oahu. While unpacking it, I was a bit apprehensive, as I had never kept orchids before. Although I do have quite the green thumb with outdoor plants, indoor plants don't usually do well for me. There is a wonderful garden window in my kitchen, but in the past 23 years the only plants I have been able to keep alive there were air plants and cactus.

I slowly adapted the specialty cattleya "Toshi's Pizzaz", as she is so named, to the garden window. After a few months, I rehomed her to a larger orchid pot. So far, so good, she was still green and beautiful. A few months later, a new leaf - ever so slowly - emerged, and after another few months, another new leaf.....but still no blooms. Finally, a third leaf emerged. As the saying goes "third time's a charm".

Exactly 15 months from the day I received it, Toshi's "charm" appeared as a big, beautiful, bright bloom! I was so happy. The fact that Toshi was still going strong after 457 days in the garden window was rewarding enough, but now to have something spectacular to show for it was quite a treat!

It has now been almost a week since she bloomed, and Toshi's "Pizzaz" is still showing well. I welcome every morning that I open the blinds, and there that blossom is, still as big and as beautiful as the first day. I know that the bloom will not last forever, but having to wait 15 months taught me to appreciate it all the more!

"Toshi's Pizzaz"
The deep, rich coloring reminds me of a spectacular tropical sunset.


At home in the garden window along with my Tiki H(AIR) plants and Grandma's cactus.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Saturday, October 6, 2018

LITTLE ORANGE SHACK IN PARADISE


A bright & sunny scene for this dreary, rainy Saturday afternoon we are having.

"Little Orange Shack In Paradise"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

THE LEGEND OF THE LIZARD


The true name of Chinaman's Hat is Mokoli'i. It is said to come from an ancient Hawaiian Legend. Here is the condensed version:
The Goddess Hi'iaka was traveling along the windward coast when she came upon the dragon lizard, Mokoli'i. Hi'iaka slayed the giant lizard, cut off it's tail and threw it in the ocean near Kualoa. The small islet is said to be the tip of the tail of poor Mokoli'i.

Lizard tail or Chinaman's Hat, either way, it is a beautiful little offshore islet.

"Mokoli'i"
Chinaman's Hat
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

Some closeups.




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