Monday, February 27, 2017

Maui Open Studio Weekend -

It was such a delight and an honor to share studio space this weekend in Deb Lynch's gorgeous brand new studio with both Deb and Patti Guildersleeve!  We had a fantastic weekend!  Met lots of amazing people and had so much fun talking story.  As usual - I learned much.  Already can't wait for next year -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hui No'eau "Art Affair"

This is a "postage stamp" painting -  5 x 7 inches  - for the Art Affair fundraiser and auction at the Hui No'eau on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao.  I understand it's sold out!   Wonderful -

Monday, February 20, 2017


Does your work contain your poetry??  Been asking myself that a lot lately and being very discriminating about the idea in relation to what I want to say.  I've been painting a Lot and have discarded and wiped more works than I've kept because they have to have my poetry in them.  It's a process of exploration - don't always know how to make it happen - no formula - but liking it when I find it.  The more I work the more I expect to see it...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Painting, painting, painting... And App Recommendations

Prayer Flags from the Sacred Garden

So - I've been totally remiss in posting lately.  I've been painting a Lot - and loving every minute of it!  Getting ready for Maui Open Studios upcountry weekend February 25th and 26th.  I'll be at Sunnyside Art Alliance - 1799 Baldwin Ave, Makawao -  with several other amazing artists!  We'll be there at Deb Lynch's super-beautiful studio from 11 am to 6 pm both days.  

Will be posting previews of some new paintings over the next couple of weeks too.

Took an amazing iPhone photography class at the Hui No'eau that covered primarily ProCamera and Snapseed apps.  I highly recommend both for artists if you use photos as reference materials at all.  ProCamera's HD is able to capture a wide Gamut of visual information to work from.  Snapseed is great for "processing" your pics and shifting them more toward the vision you are aiming for with your painting.  I don't use pics a lot myself though sometimes I'll need to finish a painting from one.  But these are super useful apps if you do.