Maui trip this Friday! I am sending a few medium sized paintings over, this one included, and I will be painting at the DeRubeis Lahaina Gallery on Friday the 13th for the afternoon (2:30-5pm) and during Art Night (6:30-10pm).
Maui has some of the best pineapple. The valley used to be all pineapple and sugarcane fields. My grandfather worked with the sugar cane and I remember him bringing home raw cane for us to gnaw like mice (mom probably wasn't as excited about us sucking on sugar, but every once in a while...).
For this painting, I imagine two Java Sparrows bouncing around a pineapple patch, taking in the sugary sweet pineapple syrup perfume and warm sunshine. What I wouldn't give for a ripe pine right about now!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.