Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MAKENA LANDING


Makena Landing, on Maui's south shore, is a great place to kayak and snorkel. This is the view looking towards Pu'u Olai (Red Hill).

"Makena Landing"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Friday, September 14, 2018

ENDLESS SUMMER FUN !


Although summer is almost pau on the mainland, the islands run on a little bit different seasonal schedule. Summer never ends, which means you can have fun surfing with your friends all year round!

"Surfing Baby Makapu'u"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


"Surfing Waikiki"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


Closeup of surfing peeps.




Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

TROPICAL STORM OLIVIA


Today is dark, wet, and very windy. Tropical storm Olivia has made her way to the Islands. Hoping she'll pass quickly, with little damage, and our beautiful Hawaiian skies will return once again.

"Sunset Bliss"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Sunday, September 9, 2018

MORE MINI's



"The Tropic Life"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Front Row Seats"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Marina View"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Surfing China Walls"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Haleakala Sunrise"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A BOX OF FORGOTTEN COLORS


I recently came across a box stored away, filled with tubes of paint. These are colors that I do not use in my daily landscapes, so I decided to try them out in an abstract painting.


Little did I realize just how much paint goes into a palette knife abstract, if you really want it to have great thick texture. Luckily, since these were not my everyday paints, I had no problem using them excessively.
But let me tell you something......Phthalo Blue Green has a dark side!


In my opinion, Phthalo Blue Green is the Kool-Aid, the grape juice, the blueberry, the red wine of paint colors. I am normally a pretty clean painter, but after just a few minutes with Phthalo, I was finding little deep blue, hard to remove, spots everywhere - on my hands, my face, my clothes, countertops, door knobs, even the refrigerator was not safe! It quickly reminded me why I do not use this color in my day to day painting, although it IS truly beautiful (when you are able to get some of it onto the canvas).

The abstract is going well so far. Maybe by the time it is pau, Phthalo Blue Green and I will have learned to play nicely together!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Monday, September 3, 2018

BITTERSWEET


Today, I sold one of my all time favorite paintings.
It is headed off across the USA to the east coast - Florida, to be exact. I was a bit sad to pack it up and say good-bye, but if it can make it's new owners in the Sunshine State as happy as it has made me, then all is good!

SOLD
"Simple Solitude"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

This painting nearly painted itself and I was very happy with the results.
Now, if I could only find a hale of my own just like this!


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.


Lisabongzee's Island Dream Life Website

Friday, August 31, 2018

TEAL SHACK IN PARADISE


My knife has been dreaming again.

"Teal 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