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
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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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Friday, September 30, 2011

Seeking Serenity I - watercolor/collage- Arlene G. Woo

For some reason the goddess stays in my mind.  She has appeared in several of my paintings.  This image is 11"x11" and looks good with a three inch mat.
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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Night in the City, an encaustic on board

I made this 6"x6" image using hot wax in an ancient method called "encaustic".  We melt the wax and apply with a brush and then fuse the wax to the layer below with a heat gun.  Too much heat and the wax just slides away!  But the process is really fun because you never quite know what you are going to get.  email Arlene G. Woo 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Swimming Upstream

In Hawaii many people celebrate the Japanese Boys' Day by flying koi or carp banners.  I think the holiday may have been made PC by changing the name to Children's Day, but I still remembering flying a banner in honor of my son.  The carp signifies strength and determination.  This painting was difficult because it is watercolor on yupo, a synthetic medium.  It was chosen as the cover for the Hawaii Bar Journal.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sudden Storm - Original Watercolor by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

This image was selected by Juror Eric Weigardt for the Hawaii Watercolor Society's Members show at the Arts at Marks March 29 - April 23, 2011.  I combined pouring with brushwork and watercolor crayon to create this image.  I love images that suggest various media to me.  Look for this one on Hawaii 5-0 somewhere in the show.  There's another vertical that they are using!  Image: 22"x30" available unmatted, unframed $600
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Happy! Original Watercolor

This is the second painting inspired by the Lion Dances for Chinese New Year.  I could not resist putting the "Double Happiness" symbol in the upper left corner.  Seeing my three year old granddaughter's pleasure watching the lions and offering them lycee for good luck did indeed create double happiness.
The watercolor is 11"x11"  Prints may be ordered on Fine Art America
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Dance for Luck - Original Watercolor


After watching six lions dance at the Chinese New Year Celebration at the Chinese Cultural Center, this image just flew from my brush.  It was so much fun to be in the midst of the banging music and expectant crowd.  This image is 11"x11" . The original is SOLD but prints may be ordered at
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Riders at Kualoa Ranch, oriiginal watercolor

Kualoa Valley gives one a sense of vastness yet of protection.  When one lives in a busy urban environment, it is freeing to take in nothing but nature .  I have been able to paint with friends in this lovely valley .
Watercolor on Frabriano paper 9"x13"
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