Sunday, April 15, 2018

Watercolor/pastel "Eruption" by Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo


Kilauea, on the Big Island, has been erupting for years, so I thought I should do a volcano painting.  This was accepted by Juror Tom Hoffman for the Hawaii Watercolor Society Members Show this year 2018, and it was awarded Honorable Mention.  It is 15"x22".  Unmatted, unframed $500.00
Contact me: Arlene G.Woo

Friday, March 23, 2018

Original watercolor "Soft Seas" by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo


A friend gave me some paper of a type that I haven't used in a long time, so I decided to play.  I loved the texture which allowed clouds and waves with ease.  Hope it relaxes you.  The image is small:  9.5"x12.5". contact me: arlenesart@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Watercolor/pastel "Promise of Peace" by Hawaii Artist Arlene G.Woo

In my painting group, we have decided to paint a series.  After trying volcanos and Chinese Lion Dancers, I decided to paint images of peace flowers.  As it turns out, several flowers symbolize peace, and the Peace Lily or spathiphyllum is one.  I especially like the pastel outer areas, and it is ironic for normally I don't like pastel.  This is a quarter sheet 15x11.  arlenesart@gmail.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

Watercolor "Keep on Dancin'" Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo



Cactus Bistro in Kailua, Oahu lets us display Day of the Dead paintings in October.  It's a chance to have a little fun painting from our imagination.  This one, "Keep on Dancin'" is meant to motivate us to be happy.  It's a small image: 10x 14.  Contact me: Arlene G.Woo

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Watercolor "Playful Pup" by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo


My seven year old granddaughter "commissioned" me to paint this for her.  She kindly said, "There's no due date."  However, three days later she asked if I had started the painting.  Luckily, she loves it, but her next question was, "Where's the nearest frame shop?  Don't worry you don't have to pay for it."
Actually it was fun to paint because I had the right watercolor and it is for someone I love. 
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Watercolor and acrylic, "Playtime" by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

Iona Pear's "Paint by Numbers" was such fun, I had to try putting paint on people myself: first in watercolor and then enhanced with acrylic.  It's a half sheet : 22x15" on Fabriano.
Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Water media, Koi, "Red Koi" by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

As you may notice, I like to paint koi.  There is something about the way they glide through the water that relaxes me.  This piece actually has a bit of collage.  It's small - 9x7.5" but it is striking.
Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Water media, dog portrait, "Charlie" by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

A cute little border terrier in my dog agility club inspired this image.  Her name is not Charlie, but this guy looks like a Charlie to me.  I would be happy to paint a portrait of your pal.  Contact me:
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Friday, January 29, 2016

Abstract, Rorschach, Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo


I often see images hidden in my paintings; most of the time they appear by themselves.  I put them on my wall before I decide I'm finished.  As I look at them, I see various images.  Take a look and see what you see.  I'd love to hear about what you see. Write me: arlenesart@gmail.com

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sunflowers in the Garden, Watercolor, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


My neighbor had giant sunflowers in his garden this summer.  Yes, I was inspired!  I hope they give you a warm memory.  The image is 14.5"x10.5" and may be purchased unmatted and unframed for $250.  (Prints are available on fineartamerica.com)  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Friday, November 27, 2015

Watercolor/Collage, "Koi Collage", Arlene G. Woo, Hawaii Artist


Being named "Artist of the Month" by the National Pond Service was good motivation to paint another koi painting.  This time I added hand-dyed paper to suggest water over the bodies of the koi.  The image is 15"x20" -- $400 unmatted, unframed.  Contact me:  Arlene G. Woo 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Watercolor, Day of the Dead painting, "To Our Health", Hawaii artist, Arlene G. Woo


Our Kailua restaurant Cactus asked for Day of the Dead paintings, so I thought we should toast to old friends.  Thus --- "To Our Health"
This watercolor image was purchased by a patron of the restaurant, I have another option if you are interested.  check my blog.    SOLD

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Watercolor, Koi painting, Limpopo, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


Painting on Yupo can be lots of fun as long as you are willing "to go with the flow."  I think Yupo is perfect for painting koi because the fish as in constant movement.  These particular koi are called butterfly koi because of their long fins and tails.  14"x21.75". Limpopo was juried into the Hawaii Watercolor Society Show 2015 by Judge Nicholas Simmons.
Arlene W. Woo

Saturday, October 4, 2014

What d'ya Think? Watercolor by Hawaii Artist, Arlene W. Woo


Penguins in Hawaii?  No, but for some reason I decided to paint them -- from a photo.  It was a challenge with the limited palette, but I think I have a story here.  8"x11".  Available unframed.  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kissing Koi, Acrylic on Canvas, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


There is something about koi that attracts me:  I think it's their ease in their environment.  Some of these are Butterfly Koi from by friend Sheila's pond.  I must admit this painting took a while -- not as fast as watercolor on Yupo, but I'm happy with the result.  $1200 + shipping.  Let me know what you think:
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tropical Fruit, Water Media by Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo


Mangos, Papayas, and Bananas!  Add some grapes and kiwi and you have a refreshing fruit salad.  The image was completed with watercolor, a bit of acrylic and some w/c pencil for a light touch.  It measures 10"x14" and will fit nicely in a matted 16"x20" frame.  I can roll it and stick it in a tube and mail it to you tomorrow.  Free postage.  $350.  Contact: arlenesart@gmail.com



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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dancing Orchids, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


My friend has these lovely orange orchids.  They would not let me pass without taking a photo.  Thus, this painting!  This watercolor is 11.5"x 8.5" and can be yours for  $150, unmatted and unframed for easy mailing.
It's the perfect touch for a dining area or hallway.   Contact: arlenesart@gmail.com

Friday, May 2, 2014

Flute Player, Mixed Media, Arlene G. Woo Hawaii Artist


The Flute Player was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Fine Arts International Artists Challenge for March 2014 Mixed Media.  You may see my interview on www.cfai.co under Artist Showdown, Colors on my Palette Interview.  I am quite pleased.
This Flute Player was accepted into the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce "Commitment to Excellence" Art Exhibition.  I used representational images collage pieces along with watercolors and stamping.  The technique was challenging but fun.
The image is a full sheet - 30"x22" - watercolor with collage.              SOLD   
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer, Mixed Media, Arlene G. Woo, Hawaii Artist


This is a collage/acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 12" x 24".  I seem drawn to blues and yellows.  I guess it's because those are Hawaii colors.  The collage papers are hand dyed many years ago, but I continue to pull them out.  $400 plus S&H.  arlenesart@gmail.com    SOLD   but if you really like Summer, go to fineartamerica.com and order a print. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Red Cats, Watercolor by Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


Red Cats was chosen by Jan Ledbetter for the Hawaii Watercolor Society Members show 2014.  I had felt the urge to use lines, so they showed up in watercolor and charcoal.  This image is 14"x10" and can be yours unmatted and unframed for $325.  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo  SOLD   You may order the image on a bag through Fine Art America.  I have one and I have received compliments.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A New Beginning, Watercolor by Arlene G. Woo, Hawaii Artist



This watercolor was inspired at Enchanted lakes where I was doing dog agility training.  I loved the intense color of the sky against the mountains at evening.  I poured part, painted part, and left part alone.  This image was selected by Juror Jan Ledbetter for the Hawaii Watercolor Society Members Show in April.  Size: 15 x 22".  $700.
Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Diamond Mare, Acrylic, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


Diamond Mare is the third in the Chinese New Year's Year of the Horse.  I figured I should just keep moving out.  I limited my colors and stuck to geometric shapes -- something new for me.  This is the first time I have actually done a "series" -- not sure I could do it again.  Which of the three do you like?
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Red, Acrylic, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo


Red is second in the Chinese New Year series.  He is 18"x18" on a gallery-wrapped canvas.  I was trying different approaches.  Wait till you see the third one!  Similar colors but that's it.  $400
contact me:  Arlene G. Woo

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Night Mare, Acrylic on Canvas


In honor of the Chinese Year of the Horse, I have painted three horse paintings.  Night Mare actually revealed herself through Maggie and Isabel, so Maggie and Isabel are no more.
This image is on an 18"x18" gallery wrapped canvas.  
Let me know what you think: Arlene G. Woo                 $400.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Koi Pond, Original Acrylic, Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo


This koi painting was inspired by the pond at my granddaughter's school pond.  And, I'm proud to say that someone from the school fair purchased it and it provided money to the school.   I like the vivid colors of the acrylic. Contact me:  Arlene G. Woo     Sold


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Splash!, Hawaii Artist, Arlene G. Woo

 
I still like to paint seascapes.  This one is a bit more abstracted.  Hope you like it.  I painted it wet on wet on hot press paper, so pretty much by first pass.  The watercolor is 15"x22"
Contact me:  Arlene G. Woo  The painting may be purchased through PayPal. 

In or Out of the Woods, Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo

 
People generally think about beaches when Hawaii comes to mind, but there are wooded areas, too. The title may reflect one's feeling about economic stability.  We're told the recession is over, but I'm not sure that it is for many people.  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo
This watercolor is 22"x15" and may be purchased through PayPal

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

King, Original Watercolor by Hawaii Artist


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I enjoy painting animals - dogs, cats, wild animals.  This one came rather quickly and has been accepted by the Hawaii Watercolor Society exhibit this fall.  The juror was Arne Westerman. SOLD


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Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Big! Seascape Watercolor by Hawaii Artist

 
It really is a big wave!  Look at our Hawaii surfer!  I love the blues of the ocean and its power.
Image: 15"x22", available unmatted, unframed $300. PayPal is an option.
 Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

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Climb Every Mountain, Contemporary Watercolor by Hawaii Artist


Here's another poured, brushed, and inked that's more a fantasy mountain.  I enjoyed using the pen and ink to suggest more direction.  Image: 10"x14", Donated to the Cancer Society fundraiser.
 Contact me: Arlene G. Woo  SOLD


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Crusher Wave, Original Watercolor by Hawaii Artist

 
This image was selected for the Hawaii Watercolor Society show 2013 and was then chosen to hang in the Mayor's Culture and Arts exhibition in Honolulu Hale.  I painted it wet on wet on Fabriano.  Image: 15"x22", available unmatted, unframed for $400.  PayPal is an option.
  Contact me:  Arlene G. Woo

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Amazing Journey, Original Watercolor


I poured, brushed and drew on this one.  It reminds me of a Japanese image of mountains.  Image: 15"x22", available unmatted, unframed  for $350.  Contact me:  Arlene G. Woo

Another View of the Koolaus, Original Watercolor

The Koolaus on Oahu are always changing the time of day and the clouds.  This day they seemed rather gray with patches of sunlit green  Image: 10"x14" available unmatted, unframed  $175.
Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Friday, March 22, 2013

Form and Line, Original Watercolor

 
This image was one of two chosen for the Hawaii Watercolor Society Members show to be held at The Arts at Marks April 9 to April 27.  The image is 21x 14 or half sheet.  It may be purchased unframed for $600 +shipping.
Contact me:arlenesart@gmail.com
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Polo, Watercolor by Arlene G. Woo, Hawaii artist

Almost two years ago I went to my first polo match, but the images have stayed in my mind.  So, I finally did a painting.  I tried to merge realism and abstraction.  I'm satisfied with the movement.  Let me know what you think.  Arlene G. Woo  The image is 10"x14" and may be purchased unmatted and unframed for $175.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Koi Pond, watercolor on Yupo


Painting on Yupo is an interesting challenge:  you cannot layer, at least not very easily. However, it is great for getting a watery look.  I was inspired by the koi pond at my granddaughters' school. The image is 10"x14" and may be purchased for $280 through PayPal.  contact me: Arlene G. Woo


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tropical Flowers, original watercolor


This painting started out as a realistic view of Night Blooming Cereus, but looked what it decided to be!  That's what I love about watercolor.  It has a mind of its own sometimes.  This image is a half sheet - 15"x22" on Fabriano paper.  Prints may be purchased on fineartamerica.com  To let me know your opinion: Arlene G. Woo    Original SOLD

Monday, August 6, 2012

Snuggling Giraffes by Arlene G. Woo


My little granddaughter loves giraffes, so I painted this for her.  The original is not for sale but the image is on Fine Art America where you may order a print.  The original is an acrylic on a canvas wrap. NFS   Contact me with comments: Arlene G. Woo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Made It! Watercolor by Arlene G. Woo


With my son and son-in-law both enjoying surfing, I am drawn to painting waves.  It took me a while to get them right, but I think I've done it "artistically".  Let me know what you think.  Painting on hot press is a LOT different from working on cold press -- not as forgiving.  But I love using the blues which surround our Oahu.  Image: 15"x22", available for $400 unmatted, unframed.  Let me hear from you, Arlene G. Woo

Friday, April 27, 2012

Flamingos! Original watercolor by Arlene G. Woo


Taking my little granddaughter to the zoo has inspired me to paint some of the residents.  But I tried an established watercolor technique of wetting the paper back and front to allow soft edges this time.It was fun for a change.  The image is on a half sheet (22"x15").  Email comments to me Arlene G. Woo.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Above It All, Giraffe watercolor, Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo


We saw this fellow at the Honolulu zoo.  I love painting giraffes because of their eyes. This 14"x10" image frames out to 20"x16".  contact Arlene G. Woo   Sold

Monday, January 30, 2012

Peacock on the Roof, original watercolor by Arlene G. Woo, Hawaii artist


A mother peacock and her offspring have been visiting my street for several months.  One morning I saw the male on my neighbot's roof.  I know many people do not like the noise of peacocks, but these two have never been a nuisance.  Of course they have not been on my roof. This image mats out to 10" by 14".    contact Arlene G. Woo

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lone Tree, Encaustic by Arlene G. Woo


This encaustic can be turned any way that is pleasing to the individual.  I really don't like naming an art piece of mine because I like the viewer to see what he sees.  The gold at the bottom is actually more like an antique gold than the brown that shows in the photo.  I've decided I like the unpredictability of the wax.  7.25"x7.25"  $70 + postage
For comments or purchase: email Arlene G. Woo

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pomegranate Postcard, original watercolor by Arlene G. Woo


This is one of the 5"x7" postcard size watercolors that I decided to try.  I wet the paper and painted wet into wet for a very loose image.  It frames out with a mat to an 8"x10".
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