These Saffron Finches look so happy in the sun with their sweet smelling plumeria:)
Sometimes you meet people that you immediately connect with and like kismet, it was meant for you both to meet. That was the situation when I first met Michele in Genesis Gallery. She adopted a few of my paintings then and now we worked together on a few commissions to add to her flock.
It all came together so effortlessly. We discussed birds, flowers and background color and then -poof!- it magically appeared on canvas!
I wish all paintings played as fair as this one did!
Sign Time! My yellow feathered friends have come with salutations and sweet smelling flowers. One even managed to bring an entire lei! It's a beach day, clear blue skies, cool salty water and fine grained sand to tickle your toes. I'd say this is a perfect beginning to a great vacation!
The Japanese White-Eye, also called Mejiro, is so very cute, especially when you find them in pairs! These two are taking some "we time" and having an all-important snuggle break under a bunch of vibrantly red hibiscus. After all, what's love without a little snogging:)
Lei Shacks are my favorite! This little house is has everything it needs to run a successful lei-making business. With the beach behind and a flowering tree beside it, all you need is a lei around your neck to know you have landed in paradise. And as a bonus, you can give the sleeping kitty a backscratching to pay forward the sensation of relaxation:)
It's a pineapple party! The 'Apapane is a beautiful native bird of Hawaii with bright red plumage, black wings and a white underbelly. They are known for their amazing variety of songs and bright color. These two are sharing a pineapple along the coastline. I know I'm on vacation when I wake up early in the morning, sit out on a scenic lanai and dip my fingers into a bowl of sweet, cool cubes of pineapple deliciousness. Whenever I need a vacation, I grab a pineapple from the store and commence relaxation mode. Mission accomplished.
Pineapples galore! When I started on this painting, I didn't realize that it would be so difficult to paint a field of pineapples. But I am glad that I saw this through because it looks like such a happy pineapple plantation! My birds are super excited to be welcoming us and the little orange tabby is peacefully sleeping on the front lanai. You can almost smell the sweet pineapple perfume in the air and feel the salty ocean breeze coming over the mountains. I think it's time for a taste of Maui's most treasured fruit!
My yellow birds are enjoying the most romantic night conceivable complete with the warm flame of tiki torches and a romantic view of Hawaii's most famous love bird landmark, Diamond Head lit by the cool gaze of a full moon. You cannot go to this blissful destination without the love rubbing off on you like a child's greasy palm of sunscreen. Even with the crowds and skyscrapers nowadays, Waikiki has retained it's magic.
Kissing birds, tiki torches, Diamond Head and a full moon cascading light over a calm Waikiki coastline??? This night is officially complete! I really don't think I could ask for more... unless you already ordered us a Mai Tai;)
Romance is in the air on this gorgeous day in Waikiki! A great view of Diamond Head and soft rolling waves rhythmically lulling my Yellow Canary pair into vacation mode. These two are enjoying a perfect afternoon on a bougainvillea branch full of blossoming bursts of red. Whether on a honeymoon or on their 25th anniversary, life together never gets old. This kiss is the start of something beautiful!
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I was in Maui visiting with my family recently and we mostly played on the beach and ate lots of yummy food. But on the way through Lahaina, we decided to start from the beginning of Front Street and drive through the residential area so I could get some more ideas for Hawaiian style old timey houses. One house in particular that I saw was blue with yellow trim and the garage doors had this cool half sun design. So I used that in my house for "Beachfront" and I think I will have to use it again because I love it! For "Beachfront", I wanted to have a super ultra-relaxed feeling to the painting. The water is calm, our kitty is peacefully sleeping on the front lanai, and the outrigger canoe looks like it has been waiting there for someone to take out for a while now. There's no rush today, it's a good day to kick back and let the breeze take you where it may!
The 'Akepa is one of my favorite birds in Hawaii. The males have bright orange plumage that gets brighter as they grow from juvenile to adult male. With the lush green backdrop of Hawaii's flora, the 'Akepa is easy to spot even though he is small in stature.
My little friend is here on a Pikake branch. Pikake is from the jasmine and has the intoxicatingly sweet and crisp perfume of tropical rain forests. I call this painting "Lucky Orange" because he just seems like a sign of a little good luck.how lucky we are to meet up today!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.