Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Wake-up Songs"

                                                     9" x 12" Acrylic on canvas
                                                                $ 625

This house finch and his buddies use to wake me up in the early mornings with their cheerful songs.  One day I took a few photos of them on my patio and this is the resulting painting. I believe they were after the fruit type berries found on the palm trees.  May paint more of this bird in the future.   They were introduced to Hawaii  from California before 1870.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Dole Plantation 1"

                                                        5" x 5" Acrylic on gessobord

Dole Plantation is on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.    They still grow pineapples here, but it is not on as large a scale as in the past.   Those are the Waianae Mountains in the distance.  This miniature is a study for a larger painting (12"x16").     I am anxious to do some larger work for a few days.  

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Peaceful Marsh"

                                                       5" x 5" Acrylic on gessobord

This is Hamakua Marsh in the town of Kailua on Oahu.    There are several waterfowl to be found here, and I have taken reference photos of them as well as the marsh itself.    More paintings of this area will follow.    Thank you for stopping by and visiting and please return often.    

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Near Santa Monica"

                                                        5" x 5" Acrylic on gessobord

Santa Monica beach and town are in the distance and to the far right of this beach (not shown in this painting, of course).    I really enjoyed Santa Monica whenever I visited California, which was often.  The town as well as the beach and pier were a pleasure to visit.    Many years ago I painted several watercolors of the area; perhaps I'll post a couple of them in the future.   I do not remember the name of the beach in this painting above, which I painted from a reference photo I took many years ago.   

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Myrtle Edwards Park - Seattle"

5" x 5" Acrylic on gessobord

Reference photo for the above painting

As you can see, I changed things a bit in the painting rather than going totally by the reference photo.    I took this photo 10 years ago during a short stay in Seattle.   In the future I hope to do a larger painting of this scene and I may paint the water a pinker hue then.   This particular park has many flowers, particularly roses.   It is right near downtown and is popular for joggers as well. Near there is a park with many outdoor sculptures.   Seattle has some beautiful surrounding scenery and mountains, but I prefer Hawaii.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Study - South American Ringed Teal

                                                               6" x 8" Acrylic

My very first time to paint this particular duck.   It is found, for the most part, in the Amazon Basin of South America.    No, I did not go to South America to take the reference photos, but instead found this fella and several of his friends on the fantastically landscaped grounds of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.   I was just thrilled to discover several types of waterfowl and parrots at this excellent hotel/resort.   There will be more paintings from there in the near future.  

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Pink Lily Study 1"


                                                          5"x7" Acrylic on panel

Enjoyed working on this lily and because it is a study and not  very detailed , the price is less than the previous post of NOLA pink waterlilies.    There are subtle touches of yellow in the blossom that do not show up that well in the photo.   This was a joy to paint!