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“Waikoloa Conversation” in the HWS Member’s Exhibition

Aloha friends,

My painting “Waikoloa Conversation”, a painting of African gray cranes has been selected for the 2015 Hawaii Watercolor Society Members’ Exhibition. If you can make it to the show, please enjoy!


“Waikoloa Conversation”, watercolor

HWS Members’ Show 2015 April 5 - April 25, 2015 Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI 9 am - 4 pm

I took the juror Jean Pederson’s HWS art workshop prior to the show, because I am very interested in portrait work and figures. She has written the book “Expressive Portraits”, I read before attending and each day she gave more and more insights on watercolor portraits and also mixed media. What a wonderful person, and she gives extensive information and demonstrations on wet glazing, elements and principles of design and much more.

The first demo was at the beautiful Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. I toured the North Shore and Turtle Bay with some friends I stayed with in Kaaawa, Lorrie Tunnell and her husband John Thompson. The first workshop day was at the lovely Kaneohe Yacht Club and then the Unitarian Church on the Pali for the next four days.

So now that I’m back home I’m working on a series of portraits, including Hawaiian dancers, loving the new glazing techniques and getting work ready for the next HWS show June 12th deadline and for the galleries.

Three new works

I’d like to share my three newest paintings with you. All three were just submitted to the 2015 Hawaii Watercolor Society Member’s Show, with juror Jean Pederson. I’m honored to have had work selected for this member-only, juried show for the last four years. 

The show will be April 5-25 at Ho'omaluhia Main Gallery 9 to 4pm. It is located at 45-680 Luluku Road in Kaneohe on Oahu. This is a 400-acre park, with beautiful gardens and botanicals.


Waikoloa Conversation 17 x 29

The African Crowned Cranes are at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, a resort on the Kohala coast of the Big Island. I knew when I photographed them they would make a colorful painting!


Hi Mommy 18 x 24

This is my beloved dog Moksha, in a playful moment turning to look at me. He is part Maltese and part Havanese and looks quite cute here!


Sun Kissed Dreamer 19 x 23

This normally high energy child is in one of his more tranquil and peaceful moments sleeping.



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