Sunday, August 12, 2007

Our new show: "Beyond the Big Island"

We had a very pleasant opening celebration for our new show which features paintings that we have done in places other than Hawai'i Island. This is admittedly an odd premise for a show but it works for us since we normally just display work that has to do with our home island. Cosette is showing some of her many paintings of Tuscany and Umbria, while Gail conjured up some pastels of Venice and paintings of Fiji and Jamaica. Tuko has some scenes of Hana, Maui and the moon (where else?), Esther shows us the landscape of her imagination, and I have a hodgepodge of my New Mexico paintings, O'ahu, Maui and Kaua'i.

I was too busy shmoozing and drinking Mimosas from our champagne fountain (generously lent by Michael David, who also donated the champagne, OJ and grenadine) to take photos, so here are a few of the images I put in the show.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sketches for a new painting

I have a kind of fun assignment, from the same designer who plastered prints of my paintings in gigantic form all over the Sheraton Keauhou. This time she wants a large new painting to make into prints for some time share units, expressing the special legend of the location, on the Kona coast. There are ponds there at the place called Kahuipua'a which of course means something about a group of pigs. Two mo'o sisters (lizard beings) lived there and were famous for their beauty. Pele got wind of this and sent a flow of lava right through their pond and turned them into rocks! So I thought I would concentrate on their beauty and happiness before all the devastation. These are my sketches: