Thursday, August 24, 2006

See Kuane's portrait at the Arthur Johnsen Gallery

The Portrait Show is coming down today at the East Hawaii Cultural Center, and so I will be hanging this portrait at the gallery so people can still come see it in Hilo. Go to 46 Waianuenue and look for the big GALLERY sign.

Another near perfect day

Here's an image you don't see here in Hawaii, autumn leaves. Eternal summer has it's advantages but I sometimes do miss seasons. The trees here don't even have rings. I remember fondly walking through a beautiful forest of color in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in the fall.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


photo by Craig Wilson
There are some plants that are just quintessential Hawaii. This is one of them. We have a friend who grows them on his farm in Kau. I would consider painting one of these but when someone takes such a good photo of something it's like why bother? I guess that's why abstract art became so popular.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

High Speed comes to the jungle

We have finally joined the 21st Century with our wireless connection. It took many phone calls and several reschedulings due to heavy rains but we are now up with high speed T1 connections, whatever that means. I'm just amazed that I can create a piece of art and send it through the air, no cables or wires and someone receives it and can see exactly what I did, in seconds. It seems like magic. And the best part of all is the day after we got connected AOL announced free internet service for broadband users. I've been a loyal customer since 1995 and I can't believe now they want to just give it to me for free. Another miracle.

Back to the cute stuff

I feel like the queen of cute.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Portrait Show at the East Hawaii Cultural Center

Here I am with handsome Kuane (Duane) at the show's opening. He made me the most amazing lei using ti leaves. Click on the photo to get a better look.

At the same time the Arthur Johnsen Gallery was open for First Friday and we also decorated for the Hawaii's World Heritage Festival window display competition. Everyone came through with their stuff.

Craig's been working very hard to frame my pieces and they really add so much to the art. The piece in the corner right is my newest I call "Exiled in Puna". Above that is a giclee of "Nuts for Cocos". To it's left is a painting that took me all spring to paint because it rained so much I couldn't stay out for long periods, let alone get out to paint (Plein Air painting can be a pain). I call this one "Road from Kalani".

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cute art world

I'm taking a short break from the serious painting world to do a some illustrations, like this.