Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Aloha Friday

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! Here are some more of my photographs from around Kauai for you to enjoy:

Poipu Beach Kauai Brennecke's wave ocean Hawaii
 A wave crashing near Brennecke's Beach

Mahaulepu Beach Kauai Hawaii ocean sand waves
 Maha'ulepu Beach

Night Blooming Cereus cactus tropical flower plant Kauai Hawaii
 Night Blooming Cereus (a cool looking flower from a cactus)

Pink Hibiscus tropical flower jungle garden botanical Kauai Hawaii
 Pink Hibiscus Pair (from Wendy's yard)

tropical heliconia flower garden jungle botanical Kauai Hawaii
Tropical Heliconia (also from Wendy's amazing yard...or should I say botanical garden???)

Turtle at Poipu Beach 2
And here is my newest painting, Turtle at Poipu Beach 2, an original watercolor measuring 9"x12".

Aloha and Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kauai Silk Painting Class with Marionette

Silk Painting is one of the most fun mediums I have ever tried.  It is similar to watercolors, but the paint flows even more freely on the suspended silk. Here is one of my hibiscus silk paintings still suspended on the stretcher bars:
In this photo, one of my students has outlined her design with an acrylic fabric paint.  We outline the main design so that when we paint it, the paint stays within the wall of the outlining paint.  Otherwise, it would just run free all over the place.
Kauai Hawaii silk painting 
This photo shows how one of my students painted the inside of the outlined area to make a beautiful Kauai sunrise shell.
Next, we paint in the background, being sure to keep the entire background wet.  Then we sprinkle on a little Hawaiian sea salt to make some spontaneous designs in the background.
silk painting class Kauai Hawaii
Here is one of my students with her beautiful creation.  See how the salt does it's thing in the background?
silk painting class Kauai Hawaii

Silk painting class Kauai Hawaii

silk painting class Kauai Hawaii

silk painting class Kauai Hawaii

I hope you have enjoyed this fun silk painting demo!  Below are some of the scarves that I've painted and they are for sale:
Croton Leaves Hand Painted Silk Scarf by Marionette
30"x30" $50
Sea Turtle Hand Painted Silk Scarf by Marionette
30"x30" $50

Saturday, June 20, 2015

5 New Original Arcylic Paintings

After spending the day slinging paint and finishing up some of my acrylic paintings around the studio, I had some time to list these five newbies:
Little Pink Cottage Original Acrylic Painting
Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
11"x14" $250 (unframed)

Mahaulepu Beach Original Acrylic Painting
Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
11"x14" $250 (unframed)

Bamboo Garden Original Acrylic Painting
Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
11"x14" $250 (unframed)
Kauai Orchid Original Acrylic Painting
 Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
11"x14" $250 (unframed)
Ocean 2 Original Acrylic Painting
 Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
11"x14" $250 (unframed)
I hope you have enjoyed my new art from the beautiful, tropical island of Kauai :-) For more of my original art and prints directly from my studio please visit:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday SALE

***SATURDAY SALE*** Mr. Sea Turtle (one of my most popular prints) will be on sale at half price now through Saturday, June 20, 2015.  Regular price is $20...but you can get him now for $ day only!

Kauai turtle honu sea turtle Hawaii ocean
On SALE today for $10 (regularly $20)

He will be swimming back into the ocean soon!  For more of Marionette's original art and prints directly from her Waimea, Kauai studio, Painting Paradise, please visit:

Aloha and Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Happy Aloha Friday

Here are some photos of mine featuring the beauty of the island of Kauai.  Have a very Happy Aloha Friday and a wonderful weekend everyone!

Kauai Hawaii Flower Pink Tropical
 Pink Hibiscus

 Kauai hawaii Hawaiian orchids tropical flowers
 Orchids from my Sister-in-law's house
Kauai swan grand hyatt poipu resort and spa
 A view of the lovely swans at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu, Kauai

Kauai Grand Hyatt red ti leaves tiki hut tidepools restaurant
 Red ti leaves with a nice tiki hut in the I hear Mai Tais being poured???

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Fun on Kauai

Fishing, swimming, watching the turtles and monk seals, and snacking are among some of our favorite activities on Kauai's south shore.  This summer we have decided to make time to go fishing about once a week as it is something we both really love to do.  So here is a snapshot of some of our adventures so far:
I caught this nice 10" kumu fish at the Kukui'ula Boat harbor.  In between fishing we were able to marvel at Spouting Horn off in the distance.  Plus we saw this cute guy:
He's a real Hawaiian Monk Seal just taking a nice snooze on the beach.  And here's the next thing I caught.....
.....a baby moray eel!  Watch out for these as they have razor sharp teeth.  We threw him back in the ocean.
After all of that "hard work", we had some lunch at Keoki's Paradise and celebrated with a nice, big slice of Hula Pie (ice cream, chocolate, macadamia nuts, and whipped cream). Mmmmm!
On another fishing day at Poipu Beach, we saw this sea turtle, and then yet on another day we saw this turtle:
It seems that the turtle population is really making a come back on Kauai.  I don't remember seeing this many turtles actually "on" the beach.
Here's a nice shot of the famous Poipu Beach on a clear and sunny day. Of course you will see plenty...
...chickens and roosters!  We always bring some extra snacks to feed the birds:
Here is Joe playing around with the little sparrows.  They are so used to people that they will take the food right out of your hand!
And, mama hen is giving us the "stink eye".  "Where's my snack, you guys???"  Speaking of snacks, here is one of Joe's all time favorites:
Shave ice from the Deli at Brennecke's...also known as snow cones...but where's the snow in Hawaii?
 And here is Brennecke's restaurant.  Get the Kama'aina pupu's so ONO!!!
Here I am preparing to take a dip in the ocean.  We are lucky to live Kauai :-)
Here's Joe getting a reel set up for some visiting friends at Kekaha Beach.  The sand and waves there are amazing!!!
Just look at that pristine beach!!!!
Aloha and Mahalo from Joe and Marionette :-)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for something fun and unique for Dad?  Here are a few ideas featuring my art from Kauai:

Browse More Original Art from Marionette's Etsy Art Gallery:
And here are some new products featuring my art that would make great gifts for Father's Day:

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hawaiian Fish Zentangle

Every now and then I like to kick back and relax with the very meditative drawing technique, Zentangle. All you need is some paper, a micron pen, and an eraser. And, of course, a lot of designs (or as they call them, tangles).   I hope you will enjoy my latest creation:
Hawaiian Humuhumu Fish Zentangle Drawing with Pen and Ink
9"x12" Original Drawing on Watercolor Paper $89

More original art and prints directly from Marionette on Kauai:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New Original Reverse Acrylic Paintings by Marionette

The liliko'i flower is also known as the passion flower where we get that yummy passion fruit juice. There are several varieties of passion flower, but this one seems to be the most abundant on the island of Kauai. If you are in the mood for some liliko'i products, please check out Aunty Liliko'i, my good friend, neighbor, and fellow business woman at or at her shop in Waimea, Kauai if you are on the island.

Lilikoi Passion Flower Original Painting
$200 plus shipping

While hanging out at Poipu Beach, Kauai, one day, I was able to photograph this very cute sea turtle as he was sunning himself on the beach just like me! I took several photos which excellent references for some of my original paintings. 

Honu at Poipu Beach 2 Original Painting
$200 plus shipping

For more of my original art directly from my studio, please visit .

Mahalo and Aloha,