Monday, June 26, 2023

Watercolor "Primarily Happy" Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo

       A lively bouquet of flowers, using only the primary colors, turned out happily. A small amount of line work defines the flowers.  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo at

15x11    $150 unmatted, unframed, postage free within the U.S.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Impressionistic Floral "Spring Bouquet" Acrylic abstract

   A cheerful bouquet of spring flowers reminiscent of calmer days.  A carefree approach with acrylics on a 22"x15" watercolor sheet.  Contact: Arlene G. Woo  Unmatted, unframed $500.00

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

"Awakening Forest" Water Media by Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo


     We have shower trees in Hawaii for inspiration.  The rest of the image comes from my imagination. I began this image as a watercolor and then enhanced it with acrylic.  15"x 22". Contact Arlene G. Woo  $500 unmatted, unframed.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Watercolor, Hawaii Artist, "Sunrise" Arlene G. Woo

  • "Sunrise" just came into view as I painted from the edges inward. Pure watercolor 15" x 22".
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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Watercolor "Just Peachy" Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo


                If you can't get cherries, Peaches are just as juicy.  11"H x 15" W to cheer up your

            kitchen.    Contact:     Arlene G. Woo           $125 unmatted, unframed

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Contemporary Watercolor "Poinciana Can-can" Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo


I see this tree when I walk in Manoa, but I could see Poinciana all over the island.  She seems to be dancing.  22Hx15W  Available  $500  Arlene G.Woo

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Acrylic "Koi Committee" Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

 An important discussion by the Koi committee. Vibrant colors are created with acrylic on canvas with edges painted ready to hang.   22"x22"      Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Friday, December 31, 2021

Flowers, "Brighter Days" Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo

I started with orange and yellow, thinking everyone is ready for happy colors, and Brighter Days emerged.  I see flowers but one viewer sees koi.  Hopefully you just feel cheerful.       Contact me: Arlene G. Woo


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Abstract Art, Contemporary Acrylic "Calm" Hawaii Artist, Arlene Woo

During this time of worry and isolation, I tried to paint myself "cal" with acrylic on 22x15 watercolor paper.  Hope you are all doing well.  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo     unmatted, unframed $300.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Watercolor " You Lookin' at Me?" Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

  I was attracted to the rhythm of the tails and size of the three aimals. This watercolor is sized at 8.5"x10.5".  Contact me if you want to make a comment:

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Watercolor "Be Proud" Red-crested Crane, Hawaii Artist Arlene G. Woo

Moving from pigs to birds: the red-crested crane reveals many attitudes.  Here we are reminded to be proud of ourselves.  The image is 14"x10" and is available for $125 unframed.  Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Watercolor Pigs "Little Piggy" by Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

In honor of the Year of the Pig 2019 my friend Frances and I painted pigs for a show at Louis Pohl Gallery in Honolulu.  "Little Piggy" is a small framed watercolor.  She would make a nice addition in some little pig's room.
Contact me: Arlene G. Woo

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Watercolor, "Mountain Chickadee", Hawaii artist Arlene G. Woo

My friend Sally loves taking photos of birds.  I couldn't resist trying to capture this little chickadee in watercolor.  I used a limited palette and had fun with him.  Arlene G. Woo
Purchase: $150 unmatted, unframed.  

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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:

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.

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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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:

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  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.
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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:

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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:

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 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   

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.    SOLD   but if you really like Summer, go to 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

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


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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