#watercolor

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

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

Teaching watercolor to kupuna

The Joy of Being an Absolute Beginner I started teaching Beginning Watercolor to kupuna (seniors) at Palama Settlement as an expanded program for their senior activities last year. Palama began with ceramics and watercolor, something we have been doing for the keiki (children) for some time now. It was an interesting challenge and I was very excited and curious to see what the interest would be from our kupuna.  I began the first class with 6 students, the second grewRead More

5/6 Sessions Watercolor Class for Seniors at Palama Settlement

April 18, 2018

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

2 Hr all inclusive Color Bridge workshop

April 12, 2018

Sign up for the event and buy your ticket to reserve your place now. Ever been frustrated by ‘muddy’ watercolor” Wondered why some colors look better next to others? Done a beautiful watercolor painting only to see it dry and fade? Or admired watercolors in a musuem and wondered how they did it? Come for a fun filled and informative 2 hours where you will learn about how to paint in watercolor. Color Bridges(R) are calligraphic abstracts that I paintRead More

4/6 Sessions Watercolor Class for Seniors at Palama Settlement

April 11, 2018

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

3/6 Sessions Watercolor Class for Seniors at Palama Settlement

April 4, 2018

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

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

2018 HWS Member Show

April 3, 2018

The annual juried member show for the Hawaii Watercolor Society will open on April 3rd at Arts at Mark’s Garage as part of the First Friday festivities. The juror and workshop instructor will be Tom Hoffman, a nationally recognized watercolorist. This showcases the best in watercolor painting with diverse techniques from traditional to experimental. HWS strives to present watermedia as a vital, enduring and expressive medium through education and exhibitions. The show is open to all HWS members statewide. IRead More

Island Treasures now carrying my work in Kailua

March 28, 2018 Hawaii, Living Aloha, New Work, News

My watercolor landscape work can be found at Brilhante Framing and Gallery in Kailua, but now you can also find some of my other work at Island Treasures. They are carrying my handbuilt porcelain urchins–my decorator urchins that also have a unique voice and adornment. They are found throughout the Pacific, but they have a special place in my heart from my years of diving and a connection to Kane’ohe. In 2011, they were planted in the bay to helpRead More