Monday, November 11, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

FORTY ACRE PARADISE


The cows up on the slopes of Haleakala have a pretty good life,
and a view to die for.
And when the Jacaranda are in full bloom, it's even more magical!

SOLD
"Forty Acre Paradise"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

SUNRISE SILHOUETTES MAKAPU'U


Been surfing some pretty amazing sunrise mornings lately, which translates to this from my knife.

"Sunrise Silhouettes Makapu'u"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Saturday, November 2, 2019

LANIKAI PLEIN AIR MORNING


Got to Lanikai Beach just as the sun popped up behind the Mokes.


Perfect way to start the day!


I decided to paint looking towards Kailua. The red of the bromeliads poking out from the green Naupaka, with a bit of purple from the Pohuehue (Morning Glory) flowers were colorful and inspiring, so I included them.


Although the day was beautiful, there was not an ounce of breeze, and even though it was early, the air became hot and humid very quickly.
Where are those wonderful Tradewinds?!?


By the time I was pau, the ocean was calling.


REWARD TIME!



Lanikai
11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

HULA TREE BREEZE ~ WAILUPE


Wailupe Peninsula has some beautiful tall palm trees that dance the hula in the soft tradewind breeze!

"Hula Tree Breeze"
16x12 Palette Knife Painting


Some close ups:






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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, October 25, 2019

H-POKO PAPA & MAMA's


This is the scenic view you will find on the north shore of Maui, heading towards Paia, just past Ho'okipa, before you reach Mama's Fish House. This stretch of beach is known as "H-Poko Papa". The "H" being short for "Hamakua Poko". "Papa" is the Hawaiian word for the flat shelf of reef that sits between the sand and water. And since Mama's Fish House is just right around the corner from here, I thought
"Papa & Mama" went together nicely!

"H-Poko Papa & Mama's"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

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Monday, October 21, 2019

NAKALELE LOVE


This heart shaped rock can be found on the sea cliffs of Maui's North Shore,
near the Nakalele Blowhole.

"Nakalele Love"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

THRU THE KIAWE ~ AHIHI-KINAU


Ahihi-Kinau is a natural reserve located on Maui's south shore, just past Makena. The kiawe trees that grow in this area make for framing a perfect tropical scene, but just watch out for those thorns!

"Thru The Kiawe ~ Ahihi-Kinau"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

SHORE TO PLEASE


Swaying palm trees line a tropical beach in Paradise.

"Shore To Please"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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Monday, October 7, 2019

TWICE THE SUNSHINE!


YEA!
I am happy to announce that Sunshine Arts Gallery now has a second location!
You will find them (and some of my new palette knife originals) at the
"Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa", in the heART of Waikiki.

"Waikiki Sunset"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

PA'AKO BEACH


A view that I never get tired of painting!

"Pa'ako Beach"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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Monday, September 30, 2019

TOSHIE's DOUBLE DOUBLE !


"Toshie's Pizzaz" keeps trying to outdo herself. This morning she surprised me with a gorgeous double double. Although I took these photos outside, Toshie lives in my kitchen garden window full time and sure knows how to bring a happy, cheerful feeling to the room!






Click here to see TOSHIE's FIRST PIZZAZ !

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SUMMER SALT


The beach is the only place where salt lowers your blood pressure!

"Summer Salt"
12x16 Palette Knife Painting

Some closeups








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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, September 23, 2019

KAIONA PLEIN AIR


Spent a beautiful morning plein airing at
Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo.



As I turned around to take a quick break, I noticed the view behind me was pretty special too. Maybe a scene for another plein air day.


The smaller island to the right of Manana (Rabbit) Island is known as Kaohikaipu.
I decided to focus my painting on a zoomed in view of this island and the shoreline.


The giant seabirds flying overhead always amaze me. Luckily, they did not feel the need to contribute anything extra to my painting.


The constant ocean breeze kept the temperature nice and cool.


It was another perfect plein air day!


Kaiona
11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

PELE's PAINT POT ~ HALEAKALA


Here is a "Mini Maui" of one of my favorite places on the Valley Isle!

"Pele's Paint Pot ~ Haleakala"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Click the links below to see some of our wonderful Haleakala Camping Adventures:
Haleakala Camping June 2009
Haleakala Camping September 2009

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

MAKAPU'U TIDEPOOLS PLEIN AIR MORNING


This morning, I decided to paint a beautiful little cove located between Makapu'u and Baby Makapu'u, but as I got to the site, I quickly realized I was going to have to change my plans.


Located in the exact spot that I was planning to paint was a sailboat that ran aground. There were strings of caution tape, cones, and a crew of several workers, trying to collect the wreckage that lined the shore, and remove the vessel from the rocks. It was a pretty sad sight, and unfortunately, did not provide the inspiration I had anticipated.


Sailboat debris lined the shoreline, and there was a distinct diesel fuel smell.


Several heaps of splintered wood with nails sticking out of them made me not want to stay in the area.


Luckily, Makapu'u and Baby Makapu'u provide many scenic views, so I quickly change my plans and head towards the tidepools instead.




Coming along nicely, but it sure is one of the most muggy hot and humid mornings I've ever experienced plein airing!




Brighton decides to cool off his toes in the tidepools for a while.


Almost finished!
Dreaming of a Shave Ice right about now!


Best Little Supervisor on the Planet!



Makapu'u Tidepools
14x11 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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