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Monthly Archives: September 2011

I think I can admit I’m hooked on this oil painting stuff!  I’m using these canvas panels for these still life studies I’m doing.  Not only are they inexpensive, but they stack up nicely, not taking up much room.

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Last night we went to the “Dougherty Dinner” at the Hui No’eau.  It was truly magical to walk in and out of these sculptures at night.  Scantly illuminated, one gets the feeling of entering into another world… mysterious, interesting and surreal.  Tonight is the blessing and opening, and it’s open to the general public.  You […]

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First, to celebrate the equinox I changed my banner!  Yay! Looking at these two side-by-side I realize now that I’ve forgotten several of the things Julie taught me.  Still, my tangerine turned out pretty well!  Although it’s slightly egg-shaped… ahem.   Maybe I’ll paint an egg next and just get it over with!

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Alright, now some of you have heard me talk about how I want to learn how to paint.  I think I said that at the beginning of the year. Maybe?  Ahem, well time flies doesn’t it!  With the kids back in school and things returning to our school-year routine, I figured it’s a good time […]

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Not much art being worked on these days… ahem.  My poor neglected studio!  I’ve been busy these days making friends with those in the planning department; submitting plans, documents, filling out forms… etc.  I’ve heard that some people grumble about this process, but honestly I’m loving it!  The lady where I submitted my plans joked […]

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I had the opportunity to work on that stick-work instillation at the Hui.  I worked on one corner… okay, a corner and part of a wall… but really, the work I put in was teeeny when compared to all the work that’s been done!  It makes me wonder if he will finish by next week’s […]

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I’ve had the chance this week to visit our local arts center, the Hui No’eau, where visiting artist Patrick Dougherty is busy (with volunteers) making a giant instillation.  You can read more about it here, and the latest news on the blog here.  My schedule is full this week, but I do plan on helping […]

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I’d like to say “Thank you” to all who commented and visited my last two photos on flickr.  Of the two comments I received on this blog, one was for horizontal, and the other was neutral.  On the flickr site the horizontal orientation got 6 comments and 10 favorites, and the vertical orientation got 7 […]

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Elements #36 (stickwork #4) 21″ x 30″   or    30″ x 21″ At different times when I look at this I can’t decide which orientation I like better.  I have a hunch which way it will ultimately hang, but I’ll let my “peeps” at flickr help me decide.  I’m loving this one (and the […]

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I had lunch with one of my favorite teachers today, Dick Nelson who teaches color classes as originated by Joseph Albers.  You’ve seen Dick’s videos here before… they are VERY educational… if not check them out here: Colorwheel, Color Mixing, Color Arrays, Color is Relative, Color Luminosity, and his latest, is one I’ve embedded for […]

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For the past few days, Hawaii has been experiencing a mammoth south swell, or “large waves” on the south shores of all islands.  This is due to an exceptionally large area of extreme winds SE of New Zealand.  I’m always mesmerized by large waves, their power and fury  are captivating and one cannot help but […]

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