Ala Wai to Mauka

AlaWai to Mauka
view of the city from the AlaWai Canal
Acrylic on Canvas
view of the aliwai from magic island with
the typical scene of rain in the mountains
as the sun rises over the city

                                  ALA WAI TO MAUKA 
photo of the city


Pirate Poem

Parakeet Pete

Often as the ship would sway
due to high winds off the  Chesapeake Bay
Pete would  disapear did seem
that he would hide aft of the beam

Tough as leather, a sailors tale
he was swallowed once by a killer whale
and he oft ate plank when rations were low
when he got a hang nail, he clipped his whole toe

So why is he no where to be found
when the going is tough he is no where around
and so  I hid in the Quarterdeck row
just to find out where exactly he'd go
and just exactly what he'd do
and I can't keep a secret so I'm gonna tell you

Long about four we were hoisting the jib
I heard that our Pete told a little white fib
he told the first mate he was feeling right frail
then excusing himself walked to the genoa sail
and hiding I watched in my stillness a hush
as Parakeet Pete took his paint and his brush
and rendered the sky and the mast
with such skill
I thought what a shame that he had to fake ill.

And it is no secret what secrets we keep
when as artists we worry so we don't say a peep
that in being a "maker" a "drawer" a "poet"
we love it but hate to let anyone know it.

And I thought of the secrets that other's have hid
I assumed so much worse that Parakeet did.
But it's easier roughing the highest of seas
than being creative with a public to please.



Speckled Walk

Acrylic Museam Wrap Canvas
2 ft h x 4 ft w

Speckled Walk
we took together
shaded by
the searching sun
keeping up our pace
our shadows
slowly melted
in to one


Eric Wiegardt Workshop

Eric Wiegardt is coming to town to give a 5 day plein air workshop for the Hawaii Watercolor Society.
It is a great chance to learn from a wonderful watercolor artist as well as experience O'ahu.
Take a look at Eric's site


He will conduct the workshop from March 28th  through April 1st of 2011.
Please let me know if you are interested in attending.



If  I were a bird and wanted a large mansion of a tree to live in, this would be my first choice.


Kristen Olson Studio


Hop on to Kristen's site and see the work of an oil painter and art teacher that captures the heart
of Kailua and Lanikai.


Punahou Carnival Submission

picture taken on the 14th of January 2011
This painting has to get finished in 2 weeks

gotta get ready for the gallery show
counting down the days

currently called speckled walk

this  Banyan painting is in progress

this painting will be at the Art Gallery

during Punahou Carnival

50% proceeds  of sales will go

to the scholarship fund

ART PROJECT - getting ready for Punahou Art Gallery

just a little walk
from Punahou school
to my place in Makiki
you will find
me painting

I am
getting ready for
the Punahou Carnival Art Gallery

Punahoe Carnival

just up the street from

you will find me