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
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
I developed Color Bridges as a way to play with and learn about my tools and materials. Whenever I bought a new paint color, brush or paper, I spent time exploring it by painting abstracts and swatches. I also developed an intuitive calligraphic abstracts through meditation upon Japanese kanji and using a harmonic color palette that deliberately uses color to evoke and promote a sense of peace. I painted these for years for myself but in 2012, I shared itRead More
SAVE THE DATE–Let’s paint together!! Save the date–I would like to have a paintout with fellow plein air painters…contact me if you are interested and let’s select a plan a and b site! Contact me if you are interested and if you have a suggestion for a location!
2018 Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Juried Show This was one of 2 pieces juried into the show. My other piece, The Heart of the Matter is an en plein air piece of the Ko’olau viewed from my desk at home.
Palama Settlement offers classes for active kupuna such as sewing, line dance, hula, ukelele, etc. This spring we are offering clay and watercolor classes too! I will lead a 6 week coursse for beginners in watercolor. All materials are included–paint, brushes, paper, etc. All you have to do is show up and be prepared for fun! Sign up through the office at Palama Settlement, to register for the Spring session, it costs only $25 due to a grant to helpRead More