Sunday, March 13, 2016

Yellow House

8 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - In this spring scene, yellow is the focus. It's always hard to decide what details to leave out and what to add.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Yellow Hibiscus

5 x 7 inches - oil on gessoboard - A series on Hawaii would not be complete without a painting of hibiscus. We even saw hibiscus hedges.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Yellow Orchid

7 x 5 inches - oil on gessoboard - Here is a little orchid we found growing beside a parking lot in Hawaii. Painting this reminded me of a quote that went something like "It takes two to paint: one to paint and the other to smack the painter on the head when it is time to stop." - not sure where this comes from.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Queen Emma Lily

7 x 5 inches - oil on gessoboard - We came across this beautiful plant in front of the Hulihe'e Palace in Hawaii. Although it was not native, it was the favourite of Queen Emma.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Surfer Girl

5 x 7 inches - oil on gessoboard - There are lots of surfers in Hawaii. Some of them seem to spend a long time watching the waves from shore.  I am not sure whether they are nervous about jumping in or they are waiting for the best waves.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hawaian Beach

5 x 7 inches - oil on gessoboard - There are many beautiful beaches in Hawaii. This is one that we visited.