we three tiki

Still working on Securing Studio space

meanwhile....painted a study for WE THREE TIKI'S

unfinished but will add TIKI detail tonight.


Brandon had a great eye for color and composition.

I really miss working with him. He is one of my students

and lives in Virginia where he paints and goes to school.

Brandon has a keen interest in nature and I can't wait

to see his dragonfly paintings. He also has a series of

AIRLINE paintings which I love.

This FISH painting just pops out at you. I wish it were mine,

but Brandon's prices are a little too steep for me!!!


Friday the 13th at Trends in WARD


Kavin at Trends is hosting a Wine and Cheese party on Friday Nov. 13th
I will have my art work there, the 3 large canvas paintings that I started
last week in store.
It is a GREAT store with furniture from India, very different.
My art meshes with the style of furniture that Kavin is offering.
I do hope to see a great turn out for the Friday event in the Ward area.
Please stop by Fridays from 5:30 to 8 for our Meet and GREET.

Trends is located at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd in Honolulu .



Even Paradise has clouds,
this is a hard concept to grasp.

In Honolulu you can watch the clouds
get stuck on the volcano top unable to get to this side of the island.

Most of the time they don't make it to the beach, they just stay on the mountain top.

The clouds made it past the volcano and it rained sprinkling silver rain all early morning.
It may be hard to see but there is a rainbow.
There is always a rainbow here.
I plan to look for the pot of gold.

I will paint tomorrow regardless of the weather.
I am inspired by Cassandra Barney of Utah, her collaboration video got my wheels churning



I have a series of towel headed chicks. I am still working on this series and they are up on walls all over the place. This one is on Vanessa's Hall Entry in Richmond Virginia. I would have preferred to paint Vanessa but could never capture her loveliness.


This is the painting for the T-shirt design of HOT VEGI'S at Charlie's Cafe in Norfolk VA.
Go to Charlie's on Granby Street in Norfolk and get the pancakes..yummmmmyyyyyy

SeaShell Nags Head

A friend of mine who lived in Nags Head NC said they could recognize a shell from there even taken away from context.

I believe that is true. What a lovely beach it was. This is a watercolor I painted with instruction from Valeria Wilson who is a wonderful teacher. I believe she is still teaching in Smithfield,VA.
This is owned by Mrs. Herkamp of Vancleave, Mississippi.

Painting Personality

I managed this painting without ever meeting the dogs in the painting.

It is always best to get to know your subject matter. Painting portraits from a snapshot means you lose the feeling of personality. I only hope I caught a little of their personality for Jackie's parents who love these dogs. This painting is owned by Jackie Newman of West Point.


this watercolor/mixed media piece is simple but sweet

It is my idea of lovely Bess in her corner condo in Norfolk Va.

She has more class in her pinky finger than most in their whole body!
This painting is owned by Kelly Rice of Richmond...love ya Kel!!

20 below

glad I'm not in the cold anymore

Ah how fortunate to be warm in Honolulu.

This is yet another class study with bouncing colors, done in class in Williamsburg Virginia.
currently available


This is a watercolor that was a result of the first art lesson I took from Jan Ledbetter.

What a wonderful teacher and mentor she is for me. I hope you will look up her website.

Her paintings from Guadamala are stunning and she is winning awards for them

First Full Week In Honolulu

The art community in O'ahu is still a mystery to me. I have a list of contacts and hope to meet someone with studio space soon. I am also looking for Plein-aire groups in Honolulu.
If you come to this lovely island look me up and I'll paint with you. I am getting the word out that I give art lessons.
It is a long way from Fife and Drum paintings to Hula girls but it is a wonderful journey.

The picture on this post is owned by Andy Wallace of Aiken SC.