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!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

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

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, September 13, 2019

GARDEN SHED IN BLOOM


A colorful little painting to get the weekend off to a great start.

"Garden Shed In Bloom"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


Some closeups.








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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019

CASCADE CANYON


Here is the last of the Grand Tetons (for the time being). My knife was able to change from tropical to rugged mountainous terrain for a while, and is now ready to dive back into palm trees and turquoise waters once again!

SOLD
"Cascade Canyon"
Grand Teton National Park
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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Saturday, September 7, 2019

SPRING HAS ARRIVED


"Spring Has Arrived"
Grand Teton National Park
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

THRU THE TREES ~ JENNY LAKE


My knife has come down with a bad case of "Island Fever" and decided to cure it by heading back to the Grand Tetons for a while.

"Thru The Trees ~ Jenny Lake"
Grand Teton National Park
16x12 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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Monday, September 2, 2019

KUHIO BEACH SUNSET ~ Waikiki


My sunrise beach morning observations
were, later that day, the inspiration for:

"Kuhio Beach Sunset"
~Waikiki~
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !

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