Friday, August 22, 2008

Anne's Art

These are actually from our gallery website:

Arthur has also posted photos of Anne on the gallery blog.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Video of Kehena Beach

Someone posted this on of our little beach. I thought it was well done. The spider was a nice touch.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Anne Whitmore

Our dear friend and gallery mate Anne Whitmore passed away last night after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was our watercolor artist, a jewel among us oil painters with a wonderful style that said she was in command. I love her work, I love work that is simple yet strong, no extra frills, just whatever was needed to convey what she saw. I regret that I didn't paint with her. I saw her last Friday night at the abstract show opening. She had a piece in the show as well. She was so joyful, throwing kisses and big smiles. I'm glad that's my last memory of her.

This photo of one of her paintings is one she had in our recent SMALL Show. Sorry the quality of my photo is so poor. I'll try to get something better up next week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Abstract portrait

I thought I'd try a blend of this abstract thing, my new "thing" and portraiture. This is from a photo of a friend who lives here part of the time and part of the time on the mainland.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Lava smoke

Meanwhile, the lava keeps on flowing. Huge plumes of smoke can be seen from miles away and hundreds of visitors are still making a pilgrimage there daily. I took this photo a couple of days ago and upon uploading onto the computer thought hmmm, the cloud looks kind of devilish. What do you think?

More Abstract Art

So now, thanks to the juried show, which Arthur and I did get into, I'm on this abstract art roll... It's fun which I think is reflected in the art. It's my 'play' series. The opening is tomorrow (Friday, 08-08-08--a very lucky day) at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, from 5 to 7 or something close to that.