Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Punalu'u - pau!

Okay, I should not have said "tomorrow I will post" ... 
because there is too much to do and I didn't get the chance to tinker with this until today! Why? Because I actually was able to paint today and had everything out, so it was easy.

 This is me just getting started. 
Seeing this, the thing I wanted to remember to post is that I used one of the Pandanus tree fruits as a paintbrush to put the base paint layer down (underpainting if you will) over the gesso a few days ago. I made it a brilliant orange because orange and blue are beautiful complements that I love, and I thought I just might be painting some ocean scenes :)

Here it is mostly finished on the "easel" pochade box, in situ.

I had to tweak it a bit so there would be some contrast in the coco palms, 
and now I signed it so it is finished!

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach   8 x 10 inches  w.s. oil on prepared archival panel

 Mahalo nui loa for checking in. I know it has been sporadic,
 but I AM thinking about painting nearly all the time!


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