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Color Yourself Happy with a Color Bridge

November 10, 2018

Color enhances our moods and in this all-inclusive two-hour workshop Watercolorist Dawn Yoshimura will share her simple color theory for creating happy, bright, harmonious colors using watercolor. Using a basic rhythm to paint intuitively and fluidly using 3 basic strokes–you’ll soon be painting gorgeous color creating your own original Color Bridge painting to take home and enjoy! The design is based upon Dawn’s painting “Mikata: My Ally” from her calligraphic abstract series ‘Color Bridges’ but each painting is a resultRead More

Artist’s worst nightmare?

What do you think? How do you understand the waivers you sign when entering a competition or exhibition? How do you ensure your work of art will survive transport and hanging in a show? I was recently happily juried into the Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Juried Show with respected  juror Don Andrews. The Heart of the Matter and Anchor was selected to be in the show of 58 works with 30 plus artists.  Anchor debuted at my solo show atRead More

Sharing my love of watercolor with teenagers

A Day at Farrington High School Home of the Governors. I was lucky to be invited to be a guest at Farrington High School yesterday to present my story as a local girl who studied art and lives off my creativity and to give a few lessons on watercolor. I had 80 minutes and three classes in a day. The school has fostered no less than 3 Hawaii State Governors over the years. I prepared about 20 minutes of talkingRead More

First Friday at Arts at Mark’s Garage

Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Member’s Show opens on First Friday in Honolulu’s Chinatown District. 2018 HWS selection My first apartment after finishing art college in the Bay Area was down here and the vibe is still the same–fragrant lei, food steam escaping as doors open or close to diners, colors, textures, sounds and smells all waft up on the tropical evening air for a festive feeling. The annual members show was juried this year by Tom Hoffman, who is also conductingRead More

HWS ‘Celestial Realms’ Invitational Show

July 31, 2017

This will showcase the work from HWS members who have served on the board or other programs sponsored by HWS. I am thankful for the strong support of the Palama Settlement Afterschool Enrichment program which we provide 5-week watercolor sessions during the school year alternating with clay sponsored by the Hawaii Potters Guild. We provide about 5-6 sessions per school year and have anywhere from 8-20 kids who come every Wednesday for our classes. I will be showing 2 paintings–oneRead More

Vernissage 12 augusti på två olika galleri!

July 8, 2017 Exhibits, New Work, News, Sweden

En samlingsvisning tillsammans med KRA kollegor på Tofta Galleri med vernissage kl11 till 15 där jag ställa ut några verk och konsthantverk i porslin. Om du befinner dig nära till Göteborg, kom gärna till min annan solo uställning och vernissage senare på samma dag på Göteborg med mina tavlor i –morsord-min hyllning till min favorit poet Nancy Wood. Jag väljer ut tavlorna efter min -roadtrip- med Anders i Norge och norra Sverige men -morsord- ska vara en samling av minaRead More

Hawaii Watercolor Society June 3-24 2017 at Ho’omaluhia Botannical Gardens

The Annual Hawaii Watercolor Society Member’s Show opened this week and is on view at Ho’omaluhia Botannical Gardens, a favorite spot for members to draw inspiration from. On online catalogue of the winners and artists showing can be seen here. HWS recently changed its focus to include water based media and to encourage experimentation and innovation in its membership. This means that acryllic paintings are now accepted and hopefully will change the breadth of both technique and approach to beRead More

Aloha Show Opens May 23-June15 at Honolulu Hale

June 8, 2017 Community, Exhibits, Hawaii, News

LESS IS MORE. Judging from the comments of visitors who sent me their photos and impressions of the show, I think it benefited from not having too many pieces hanging in the annual show, as has been the case sometimes in the past. The first place winner Jui-Lien Sanderson’s ‘Afternoon Glow’ also exemplifies the aesthetic that benefits from such a show–the simple, yet very personal view of the artist in depicting a cat in repose.  I was also pleased toRead More

HWS Juried Spring Members Show

June 3, 2017

There were five awards given by Sandra Duran Wilson.  Congratulations to these award winners.  Please come to the reception and meet the artists and enjoy all of the art work by HWS members. I have three pieces in the show of 30 HWS members’ fine work: “Ulumau Blues’, “Wedding Day’, and ‘Resonance’ –I hope you will have time to stop by to see the show and send me feedback  or photos from the show! Best in Show “Love Entwined” Diane TunnellRead More

Aloha Show at Honolulu Hale

May 23, 2017

In town running errands? Stop by and see three of my works juried into the 47th Annual Aloha Show this year at City Hall–Honolulu Hale. Metered parking around the area is from 1-2 hours paid with your credit card or cash.