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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Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

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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