Monday, July 22, 2019

HAWAII's CONFECTION PERFECTION


Time for some LEONARD's MALASADAS!

This is a scene of the very recognizable Leonard's MalasadaMobile.
Just one of the things that make Island Life so unique and special!

"Hawaii's Confection Perfection"
20x16 Palette Knife Painting


Planning & development of this painting required hands-on research.



Some closeups.














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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !



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Thursday, July 18, 2019

MORNING AT KEAWAKAPU


Start your day with a relaxing morning walk along the scenic shoreline of Keawakapu Beach.

"Morning At Keawakapu "
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

BEACHY KEEN FOURTH OF JULY !


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
from the All-American Surf Hale.


"Beachy Keen"
20x24 Palette Knife Painting


Some closeups:












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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, July 1, 2019

FLOWERS FOR JULY


A couple new tropicals.

"Hibiscus"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

"Rainbow Plumeria"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Saturday, June 22, 2019

SOMEDAY PARADISE


Yep, still wishing for my little dream hale.....
someday......someday.......

"Someday Paradise"
20x16 Palette Knife Painting

Some closeups.
















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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!



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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

MAKAPU'U PLEIN AIR BREAKFAST


It was a beautiful morning, so we quickly packed up my plein air gear and headed for Makapu'u just as the sun popped up over the horizon.


When the weather is this nice, I don't really notice that I didn't take time to eat breakfast.


But as the painting moves along, my tummy starts telling me it's hungry.


The assistant is patiently waiting for a tasty snack too.


Almost pau.


Makapu'u
11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

Luckily, hubby always comes prepared and whipped us up some biscuits and gravy and freshly ground "Ka Pono O Ka Aina" Big Island coffee !


I could get used to this!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

KUAPA POND PLEIN AIR


At the entrance to Hawaii Kai, you will find a bridge crossing Kuapa Pond. The small island to the right of this photo is known as "Duck Island" and is home to many of the marina's cute little waterfowl. The tide here goes out to Maunalua Bay. Although this colorful tiny island is known as "Duck Island", on this particular day, there were no ducks to be seen while I was painting. There were, however, quite a few Cattle Egret, searching the freshly cut grass for a tasty snack!



Kuapa Pond
11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

Some closeups




This is actually the same location as one of my first plein air sessions back in January of 2012. It is hard to believe that 7 years have passed since I last painted here. This scene still holds a special place in my early plein-airing memories. Below are some pictures from that day. It was the very first time I got to try my newly purchased SolTek easel. I was still brush painting at the time, still learning the ropes of plein airing, but enjoying every moment. Brighton had fun watching the ducks!





SOLD
Kuapa Pond
9 x 11.5 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting
January 2, 2012

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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