Monday, June 20, 2022

SURFIN' SWEET RETREAT ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


A funky little place to surf the day away.
Paradise!
With the help of Bry's Magic Paw,
I share with you the creation of my palette knife painting
"Surfin' Sweet Retreat".
Enjoy~

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"Surfin' Sweet Retreat"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Monday, June 13, 2022

BRIGHTON - HOLOHOLO HANA HOU - A Palette Knife Painting


I have no doubt that Brighton loved going wherever and doing whatever we were doing. I would get his travel bag out, go back to the closet to get my shoes, and by the time I returned, he had already hopped inside, waiting patiently for "whatevah" adventure the day would bring!

Since he spent a lot of time traveling this way, I wanted to paint this again. Here is the Hana Hou version of his Holoholo Adventures.
"Holoholo Hana Hou"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


My one and only "Whatevahs" boy.

"Holoholo"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

I LOVE YOU BRIGHTON


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Monday, June 6, 2022

JACARANDA SEASON


It's that wonderful Upcountry time again!

"Jacaranda Season"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM MAUI!


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Sunday, May 29, 2022

DEATH SHELF IN BLOOM - Grand Teton Backcountry ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


When timed correctly, the colorful wildflowers along Death Shelf are spectacular!
With the help of Bry's Magic Paw, I share with you the creation of my palette knife painting "Death Shelf In Bloom".
Enjoy~

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"Death Shelf In Bloom"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

This painting was inspired by a week long backcountry camping trip that Dean and I took in Grand Teton National Park a few years ago. It was the view out of our tent one of the days of our trek. If you're interested, you can read about our backpacking adventure (and see more amazing Teton Backcountry scenery) here:

Lisa & Dean's Grand Teton Backcountry Backpacking Adventure

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ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

GRACEFUL DANCE

"Graceful Dance"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CHINA WALLS


China Walls is a popular surf spot on Oahu's southeast side, in the Portlock area of Hawaii Kai. Surfers jump off the cliff to catch some long lefts into Maunalua Bay. It is also the perfect place to view a tropical Hawaiian sunset.

"China Walls"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

EVENING LAHAINA ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


A Maui sunset view looking towards the Lahaina Boat Harbor.
With the help of Bry's Magic Paw (and the Bongzee Strummers), I share with you the creation of my palette knife painting "Evening Lahaina".

Enjoy~

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"Evening Lahaina"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM MAUI!

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

SPELLBOUND

"Spellbound"
12x18 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

SOMEWHERE IN PARADISE ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


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"Somewhere In Paradise"
12x16 Palette Knife Painting

Closeup
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Saturday, April 23, 2022

BRIGHTON - ALL FOR YOU ~ A Palette Knife Painting


It's been 18 years since I became Mom to the most special little boy in the world, the absolute puppy love of my life. Spent the day with Bry's Magic Paw, reliving cherished memories, and this is the reward.

"All For You"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

I LOVE YOU BRIGHTON


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Thursday, April 21, 2022

ULU's PICKUP JOINT


Ulu, our famous Rogue Rooster, is back
in one of his (many) favorite hangout spots!
"Ulu's Pickup Joint"
16x12 Palette Knife Painting

Close-up.
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ALOHA FROM ULU's PLACE!


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Saturday, April 16, 2022

BABY MAKAPU'U PLEIN AIR MORNING


Spent the morning plein airing Baby Makapu'u. I had left the house while it was still dark, so I didn't realize it was a pretty grey day.

The sun did pop out for a minute early on, and I was hoping things would start to clear up and the dark clouds would move away with the tradewinds, but that was not the case.
It still ended up being a beautiful morning, and the seabirds flew by the entire time I painted. They added the sparkle I needed to brighten up the day, so they became the focal point of this plein air painting.
Baby Makapu'u
11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


With the help of K-Tel and Bry's Magic Paw, I share with you the creation
of my palette knife painting "Moonlight Feels Right".
Enjoy~

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"Moonlight Feels Right"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting

Yes. Starbuck named this painting. I usually listen to Hawaiian Steel Guitar when painting tropical scenes like this one, but Dean picked something different this day, 70's music, which I rarely ever listen to. Right when I was finishing up the painting, Starbucks "Moonlight Feels Right" came on, so I thought it an appropriate name for the painting.

I am not a huge fan of this song, but since I had not heard it in a very long time, it brought back a vivid memory of my childhood. One Christmas, Santa brought my sister and I a fun little race car track, and a K-Tel record "Hit Machine". Christmas Day was spent listening to the new record, and playing our new game, in which you have to crank as fast as you can this little handle that carries your car up, up, up the ramp and then the cars run back down a fun little track. Hearing "Moonlight Feels Right" all these years later instantly brought me back to that special Christmas Day!
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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Thursday, April 7, 2022

WHO IS IE+IE ?


IE+IE (pronounced e e ) is our neighborhood natural alarm clock, and was the inspiration for my painting "IE+IE's PLACE".
He is a Grey Francolin that sits on our rooftop at the crack of dawn and screams his "Good Morning!" always making us smile.

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IE+IE also loves to perch upon the top of our wooden garden trellis. Although Grey Francolins are usually quite elusive, I was able to catch him sunbathing up on his special lookout point.
One day, I noticed he had signed his name right underneath the corner where he likes to sit (probably to reserve his spot).
Although this may look like "31+31" written on the wood, you must remember that IE+IE sits ON TOP of the board looking down, so this is actually upside down.
If we turn the photo right side up (from IE+IE's point of view), you can clearly see that it is in fact his genuine signature!
I am happy to say that IE+IE gets along well with our Neighborhood Rogue Rooster, Ulu.
IE+IE and ULU always brighten my day and keep things entertaining around here!

And now you know the story behind "IE+IE's PLACE"

Stay tuned for more on all the fine feathered friends that continue to inspire me to paint!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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IE+IE's PLACE


IE+IE (pronounced e e ) is our neighborhood natural alarm clock, and was the inspiration for this painting.
He sits on our rooftop and screams his "Good Morning!" always making us smile.
"IE+IE's Place"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

Some close-ups.
Adorable IE+IE!

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Click the link below to learn more about IE+IE.
WHO IS IE+IE?

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ALOHA FROM IE+IE's PLACE!


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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

POT O' GOLD......NO, GREEN !


This mornings lettuce greens were so beautiful, I almost didn't want to harvest them. These pots of green (and red) are better than a pot of gold, and more tasty too.
ALOHA FROM THE LETTUCE GARDEN !

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Monday, April 4, 2022

PA'AKO NALU


Occasionally, Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove) sees larger surf,
making an already beautiful setting even more stunning.
Molokini Crater can be seen in the background.
"Pa'ako Nalu"
Secret Cove
Makena, Maui
11x14 Palette Knife Painting

Some closeups
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Monday, March 28, 2022

LIL' MS. HENNYKINS SWEET BEAKS SHED ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


With the help of Bry's Magic Paw, we get to visit Lil' Ms. Hennykins at her new Sweet Beaks Shed out in the country!
Enjoy~

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"Lil' Ms. Hennykins Sweet Beaks Shed"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting

Here is the story of how Lil' Ms. Hennykins ended up at Sweet Beaks

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ALOHA FROM THE SWEET BEAKS SHED!


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Monday, March 21, 2022

LITTLE RED SHACK AT SUNSET

"Little Red Shack At Sunset"
14x11 Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Thursday, March 17, 2022

THE POINT AT MAKENA

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"The Point At Makena"
10x8 Palette Knife Painting


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ALOHA FROM MAUI!


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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

PRETTY AS A PAIKOS ~ A Palette Knife Painting Video


Paiko Beach is a small stretch of sand located on Oahu’s southeast shore. It is a secluded, peaceful place, with great views of Koko Head, Maunalua Bay and Portlock.
With the help of Bry's Magic Paw, I share with you the creation of my palette knife painting
"Pretty As A Paikos".
Enjoy~

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"Pretty As A Paikos"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


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ALOHA FROM HAWAII!


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Friday, March 4, 2022

TO TEXAS WITH ALOHA~


So happy these two got to stay together and make their new home in the
Lone Star State!
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ALOHA FROM TEXAS !


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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

VALLEY ISLE WAVES


"Dashing"
8x12 Palette Knife Painting


"Surf's Up Ke'anae"
11x14 Palette Knife Painting


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"Maui Is Swell!"
8x10 Palette Knife Painting


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ALOHA FROM MAUI!


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Monday, February 28, 2022

SANDY BEACH PLEIN AIR MORNING


Surf was minuscule, but I wasn't about to go back home.
Traded my board for my paints and had a beautiful morning by the sea instead.
Sandy Beach
14x11 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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