Monday, March 30, 2009

Painting Kauai's Exotic Orchids in Watercolor

Mahalo to everyone who participated in or helped organize my workshop at Kauai's Orchid and Art Festival in Hanapepe on Saturday! I was so amazed by the talent and style of these art students that I wanted to share their creations in progress:

Several of these budding artists said they have never tried or had much luck at watercolor before! Every single student painted a winner!
A Big Mahalo to Schar and Crystal for helping me during the workshop! We had so much fun listening to the live music of Cindy Combs and Makana. What a blast! Great orchids, art, music, people, food, and the list goes on. If you are on Kauai next year at the end of March, don't miss this event!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just Another Beautiful Day on Kauai!

On Sunday I went for a little stroll around the island with my camera and captured some of these beauties. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fun With Framing

Wow! What a difference framing makes!

You can actually order these or your own creations of my prints through FineArtAmerica. Prints can be purchased alone or framed and matted with your choice of frame/mat style and color. Plus you can also purchase stretched canvas. Check it out! It's fun to play with the framing options (you must be in "paper" mode first).

Monday, March 16, 2009

Orchid Paintings Update

Remember this one? I was in the process of completing this acrylic orchid painting in a previous post and now it is finished! I also included a before and after of a watercolor orchid painting that I am also going to enter into the 3rd Annual Kauai Orchid and Art Festival Art Show and Competition on March 27 & 28, 2009. This year's them is Orchid Fantasy.

Happy Orchid Acrylic on Canvas

Kiahuna Orchids Watercolor with Pen and Ink

Come paint with me in Hanapepe during my class, Painting Kauai's Exotic Orchids – Saturday, March 28, 10am-1pm at the park in Hanapepe during the "Orchid Festival". In this fun watercolor class you will learn to paint a beautiful orchid flower using some basic painting techniques. All levels of experience are welcome and all materials are provided. Fee $30. Check out the Official Hanapape Website for more info! For more info about theclass, Click Here.

I was also featured on Kraftouch Treasures' blog today as "Star of the Day".

Aloha and Have a Great Day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Featured Artist on !

My silk paintings are featured in this month's Dharma Trading Co. Newsletter!! Click here to read the whole article. Dharma is my supplier of silk painting supplies and I have been a customer of theirs for almost 10 years now. They have the most wonderful silk fabrics and paints! Click here to see this month's other featured fabric artists.
Discover Dharma for yourself by taking one of my Silk Painting Classes. They are offered every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at my Waimea studio, Painting Paradise.
A big MAHALO to Dharma Trading Co. for this feature article! ALOHA!

Music in Motion - WWAO March Exhibit

WWAO (Worldwide Women Artists Online) is a wonderful group of women artists that I belong to, and once a month a fellow member hosts a "show" on their website or blog. This month Kristen Evans is our host and has a wonderful show titled Music in Motion on her website, Stillheart Studios. Mahalo Kristen!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mahalo for Voting!

Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas 11"x14"

I recently entered this new painting, Na Pali, in an online art contest and it made it to 5th place out of 466 entries worldwide! My good friend and fellow artist, Schar, made it to 6th place! Way to go Women Artists of Kauai! Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who voted for us! It was a very fun and interesting show indeed!

Aloha and Have a Creative Day,