Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Let's Go Fishing - Kauai Style

After doing some chores around the house this Memorial Day Weekend, my hubby and I found a little time to do some ocean fishing late in the afternoon. Here is our "secret" fishing spot. My hubby used to fish here a lot with his father. He says that you're almost guaranteed to catch something!
Here he is reeling in his catch of the day! On Sunday, he caught an 18" eel! Too bad I didn't have my camera that day!
Here I am "pretending" to fish. The water was a little rough for me, so I thought I would leave it to the experienced. I actually have a smaller pole and love to fish in the rivers of Kauai.
On Monday, he caught this cute little guy. He called it a "Kumu". He says this 'kine is good for fish soup.
A close up of our "big" catch of the day! Anyway, it is always fun to go fishing, watch the waves and even get a few big splashes from the sea. Hope you enjoyed this little slice of my Kauai!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Art Class Blog

I just finished creating a new "sister" blog all about my art classes here in Kauai, Hawaii.

It's so new that it needs a bit of "blog love" if you have the time.

Aloha and Happy Creating,

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Two Acrylic Paintings

I'm back! I haven't been posting to my blog recently since my internet connection was acting up. That was actually a good thing since I had more time to finish some new (and not so new) paintings. The second painting, Water Garden, took me almost two years to finish. I started working on it about the time I opened my studio, Painting Paradise, but then put it away to work on other projects. I recently found it in a corner of my studio and made it a priority. I finished it this week, but had some paint left over (I don't like to waste good paint :-) so, I thought I would get out another piece of canvas and work on a new painting, Rhythm of the Ocean, below. Surprisingly, I completed it in one day! It just goes to show you that a painting may take anywhere from two years to one day! You just never know. Hope you enjoy them both!

Water Garden

Both of these beuties are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop: !

Aloha from Kauai,

Monday, May 4, 2009

Plein Air Painting with Schar

Last week I asked Schar if she wanted to do some plein air painting (painting outdoors from life) at Salt Pond Beach. She said sure, but she needed to be pau (Hawaiian for done) by 11:00 a.m., so we decided to meet at 7 a.m. which is a wonderful time to be at any Hawaiian beach. The sun has risen, it's still cool, and not too many people on the beach yet.
This is the scene I decided to paint.

This is Schar's toolbox filled with lots of wonderful oil pastels, brushes, and even walnut oil for blending her beautiful colors with.

Schar beginning her painting.

This is my soft pastel set-up.

Here I am working on my new painting.

Schar is progressing very nicely on this one. She even demonstrated her technique for making waves in oil pastels. Mahalo!

And, my completed painting!

Schar's Final version for the day. She said she will work on it some more at her art studio.

I hope you have enjoyed our little art adventure. A big Mahalo to Schar for being my painting buddy. We had a really nice "talk story" session about art & life. I love her new creation!

Aloha and Happy Creating,