Monday, November 22, 2010

Fine Art Festival

Women Artists of Kauai Holiday Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser, Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hanapepe United Church of Christ

Kick off the beginning of the holiday season with a Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser featuring the Women Artists of Kauai. Highlights of the festival include live Hawaiian style music throughout the day by Jeff Iglesia and a special concert by our own Millicent Cummings from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The HUCC "Lanai Cafe" will be serving baked goods and beverages. Plus, gallery quality work will be available for sale in a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, photography, jewelry, clay, mixed media and more. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to HUCC's Free Community Lunch program offered every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

Participating artists include Elizabeth Ferris, Anna Skaradzinska, Kelly Bandalos, Susi Strom, Helen Turner, Millicent Cummings, Dava Shepherd, Marionette Taboniar, Leslie Hagen, Lilian de Mello, and Patrice Pendarvis. Several of the artists will also be demonstrating their creative technique.

Admission to this fun, family event is free. The festival will be located at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall which is right next to the Hanapepe library and across the main highway from the Hanapepe fire station.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Oriental Bamboo Sumi-e Style

This is a little video I put together to demonstrate how to use Sumi-e to paint a very simple bamboo composition. I am using a sumi-e brush and watercolor paint on newsprint. Enjoy!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Encaustic Art Workshop Taught by Camille Scott

I am so excited to announce that special guest artist and teacher, Camille Scott, will be teaching an Encaustic Art Workshop at my art studio, Painting Paradise in Waimea, Kauai. It will be offered on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 11am-2pm and the cost is $40.

Encaustic is "an ancient Egyptian art form created by heating colored wax with a small iron and applying ait to a glossy heavy weight paper. Due to the nature of the medium, the outcome is unpredictable which causes exciting results."

In the class "we will use other material as well, tissue paper, paper toweling, threads, and unusual small objects. Students will go away with several greeting cards, small pictures, and the opportunity to add a whole new dimension to their art work."

"Camille is a self taught artist and a native Coloradoan who expresses her love of the state in many of her landscape watercolors. Encaustics is another of her interests, and she has found some very unusual ways to use this exciting medium." Her work can be viewed online at and .

Space is limited, so if you would like to sign up for this class, please email Marionette at .