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
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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: email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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. email@example.com
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.
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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.
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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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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: Arlene G. Woo SOLD
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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. WooSOLD You may order the image on a bag through Fine Art America. I have one and I have received compliments.
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
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?
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
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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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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