Monday, October 27, 2014

Lauahi Pele i Kai o Puna

With the lava flow steadily marching towards Pahoa town, the words of this hula kahiko Echo in my mind. The next verse, malama I ke kanaka , calls to Pele to take care of man. Maybe she wil change her path . 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 7..drawing and painting all day

I've been saving this day to practice some of those demo ideas I saw in the workshop, but also gave myself time to paint with those watersoluble oils I got...(and don't know how to use) so I tried Hibiscus

Then,  continuing with the watercolor skies I painted last night, I got that song in my head "places I have been to, cities I have seen. "

Last nights was supposed to be Boston you see it? And today's.  Shanghai along the Bund. 

That's it for today. More surprises tomorrow. 

Day 6

Painting at night is new for me but the day slipped by too fast. So at least I can try a sky a day

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thirty days of art

Last week's watercolor workshop with Iain Stewart gave me lots of ideas and challenges to bump up my art with some new techniques.  More than technique though is the challenge to do something every day  ..kind of like my "don't break the streak" attempts.

So, with Rebecca and Carol, I'm in day 6 of the challenge.  Some ideas to keep me going, paint a sky a day, draw in my sketchbook, do a value sketch in detail for every painting, do the demos over again until I like much to do.

Today's entry will have to come along later after granddaughter Sofia goes home.  Be right back.!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

October paintings

Ok, here goes! trying to keep my art streak going for thirty one days. Here's one for yesterday and today.
Paris street, second wash. I'm pretty happy with the colors so far but cant claim the drawing since Iain drew almost everything at the bottom and straightened up all my crooked buildings.

Sunset launch..trying to paint fast for the show Saturday  makes me realize the lesson I'm learning is I need to spend a  lot more time drawing and planning my composition.

Monday, September 22, 2014

What to do

Watercolor,oils, acrylic, screens, I feel a change in the air

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

HWS "small kine" show now till August 9

Hundreds of small original watercolors, all reasonably priced under $100. By local artists members of the Hawaii Watercolor Society.  Time to fill your home with new inspiration. 
Here are a couple of mine. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 2014..light experiments

Trying out new techniques in both large and small formats. More light, more white, muted colors, more abstractions. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Flowers and Kailua again

Fourth week in class and still trying to perfect the one layer of paint, minimal hard edges to interpret flowers this time.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lesson 4: still going in circles

Still trying to get my head around George's technique. Continue to work on wet edges, fan out color to white, and create a feeling for my subject. I must agree with him..not sure how that purple jumped on the paper.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Painting for the show.

Tried a few new things for the HWS member would be great to get a piece in the show.

The collage is not an entry, just playing around with gesso,mwatercolor, water based silk screen and pen. You make me feel like dancing.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New home for Honi Awapuhi

So glad to share the news that Honi Awapuhi is on her way to a new home with Chris and Sarah from Portland. A bright, smiling, lovely couple will enjoy this piece of Hawaii for years to come. Mahalo and aloha.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hula on my mind

Looking at photos of work helps me critique my own painting. It's easier to notice value changes and hard lines when I look at the dancers waistline red is distracting and the hairlines are too hard.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Kailua Cool

Seriously, people in jackets on Kailua beach. We're weather wimps here. It was a fabulous day..glad to be painting again. Will finish this and try again to capture cool, sunny,windy

Monday, January 6, 2014

New year.. Start painting

Wow, it's almost like starting all over again

Kailua beach is always a good place to start

Holy horizons...making me seasick!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Starting a new class this month. Maybe I'll make some progress on painting faces. Here's my first try at Lizzie's First