Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Pug Mug"

6"x8" Acrylic on panel

This is quite the character!  My first time to paint a pug, and there will be more to follow.  Please contact the artist for sizes and prices if interested in a portrait of your pet.

Appreciate your interest!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


5"x7" Oil on canvas

This painting was photographed today while still wet, right after I finished painting it.  It is on stretched canvas and the sides of the canvas have also been painted, so it can be hung unframed if so desired.  There are subtle touches of pink in the waves and water that the camera did not pick up fully.  Overall, I am satisfied with this painting.  I worked on two other miniature paintings today, as well, and both of them have been posted before as acrylics but today I reworked them in oils and I am much happier with the way they look now.   May post them again soon so you can compare the old version vs. the new oil version.   I much prefer working in oils and the way they handle and blend.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Got the Blues"

5"x7" oil on canvas

This a very recent painting I had great fun painting.   It is painted on stretched canvas whose sides are also painted, so it could be hung unframed.   However, I recommend a frame to give it more of an eloquent look.   It is just a matter of personal preference. Hope you enjoy and come visit again soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"At Rest"

9"x12" Acrylic on canvas

This scene with rainbow bridge in the background is in Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu.
Haleiwa is a very quaint, small "artsy " town with several art galleries to its credit.  There is even a
Wyland gallery there.  Haleiwa is also a popular hangout for surfers.

Thank you for visiting and please come back often. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Three On The Beach"

8"x10" Acrylic on canvas

This is an entirely "made-up" scene.  However, I had a reference photo I had taken of the dog and I included him in this painting just for fun.  

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Monday, July 12, 2010

"We Five" - Pink Waterlilies

8"x16" Acrylic on Canvas

This painting completes the set of pink waterlily paintings.  There will be a discount given if someone buys all three of the posted pink waterlily paintings at one time- together.    I intend to paint more pink waterlilies soon, probably in oil.   I like this size canvas; it would be good for seascapes especially.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

"Almost Touching" - Pink Waterlilies

8"x6" Acrylic on Raymar panel

The reference photos for this painting were also taken at the pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu.   This painting would be a nice companion to yesterday's post of "We Two" which was of the same size panel and same color and type of waterlilies.  Hope you enjoy!

If you are interested in purchasing this painting,  please contact me at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

"We Two"

8"x6" Acrylic on Raymar panel

More waterlilies!  Most of my waterlily reference photos are taken at a courtyard in a pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu.   It is a wonderful family beach; does not have the extreme high surf in the winter as the North Shore beaches experience.   Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog!