Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Painting #5: 5 p.m. Canoe Club

Artist for A Pristine PlanetHere in Hawaii, the afternoon is sweet as sugar.

The clouds gather over the mountains and sweep towards the beach, and if it rains it doesn’t last long.

Near where I live, this is what it looks like when the canoe club gathers to practice every day. When I go down to the beach it’s just like getting a shot of pure Life – I always come home re-energized.

This painting was done in acrylics on 9″ x 12″ canvas. The original does not have the watermarked words on it!

Here’s how you can get the original of the painting: just send an email to Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

If you miss getting the original, you can get a print of this image HERE starting at $104.00. You can get prints on paper, giclées – framed or unframed – and beautiful thick, glossy, richly color-imbued greeting cards.

Brain Storming: Painting #57

Artists for A Pristine PlanetBrain Storming: Painting #57!

I just couldn’t resist!

Every time I hear the words, ‘Brain Storming,’ I think of this image – and have, for years!

Why do we think we have to be so darn serious all the time?

Let’s use our words to make some fun in our lives!

I’m showing it here as if it were framed – frame is NOT included. Looks great, doesn’t it? I love that gold frame! No simple black or silver for this painting!
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ORIGINAL: You can get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Brain Storming by emailing me at Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com

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Sunup Over Kailua: Painting #68!

Sunup Over Kailua: Painting #68! When I sailed from Kauai to California a long time ago, one of the things that blew me away the most was how dawn looked over a glassy-surfaced ocean.

The horizon practically disappeared, the water reflected the sky making the world into soft cotton candy with streaks of light blue and lavender – a delicious dream!

Sunup over Kailua looks like that, too, sometimes – and you can see the end of the point going out past Kaneohe there on the left. This is a very heavily textured painting.

ORIGINAL: Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Sunup Over Kailua through my shop at Etsy.com: go here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/angelatreatlyon

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I just got a box in the mail today with some of the journals, mousey pads and pillows, and boy am I pleased. They look beaituful! It’s going to be hard to sell them – I want them all. At least I know I can order more!

Haleakala Dawn: Painting #67

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD. Haleakala Dawn: Painting #67! A way long time ago, I spent a month at a fellow artist’s beautiful place on Maui near Wailuku. Every day I’d hike to the top of the hill looking towards Haleakala, the dormant volcano.

On this morning, there was a heavy mist over the mountain and you couldn’t see the peak, but the colors were opal-spectacular.

This painting doesn’t even begin to capture it, but will have to do….and the actual painting is less harsh than this looks – I just couldn’t get it where I wanted it. Those light colors are a bear to catch –

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Painting #6: Puerto Vallarta Umbrella

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Puerto Vallarta Umbrell: Painting #6

This is kind of an odd bird – I almost threw out the photo I used for reference for this piece as I went through my photogrpahs after I got home from Mexico because it was so fuzzy.

But after looking at it more, I decided it was kind of neat and thought I’d paint it, instead.

I love how the pinkish ‘auras’ around the people get kind of shmooshed into the layers of the sunset – that was how they really looked.

It had been a very hot, dusty day, and there was no breeze. Everyone and his left brother was on the beach, trying to cool down, waiting for the evening breeze, enjoying each others’ company as the sun slipped into the rosy sea.

Get the 9″ x 12″ original:
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Mokuluas Sundown: Paintings #63 & 64!

Artists for A Pristine PlanetMokuluas Sundown: Painting #63 & 64

[This was a bitch to scan and is near but not quite true to the original colors. As it is a diptych, it is 12″h x 18″ w.]

Sometimes I walk on the beach at sunset, and go past where all the outriggers are kept – it’s a magnificent sight, all those modernized but old-timey canoes lined up. Must be a good three dozen of them.

Then as you go past them onto the beach and look south, on the right is the tip of the beginning of Lanikai Beach, with the Mukulua islands guarding it out about a 45-minute kayak paddle away.

You can see the island of Maui from there when it’s clear – a full 200 miles away!

This is a diptych, meaning two canvasses make up one painting. They will be sold together! This is a heavily textured painting.

ORIGINAL: Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic painting: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

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Storm Coming Over Lanikai: Painting #56

Artists for A Pristine PlanetStorm Coming Over Lanikai: Painting #56! Once in a while I indulge myself by going to one of the most lovely beaches here in Hawaii, Lanikai Beach. In Hawaiian, lani means heaven, or heavenly, and kai means ocean, salt water. The beach couldn’t be named more aptly.

Shed of its details: tourists, boats and evening strollers, here it is. I love the bold-brush style and how it accentuates the feeling in the air.

ORIGINAL: Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic painting: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

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Sometimes I Just Like to Do YOU! – Painting #45

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SOLD. Sometimes I Just Like to Do YOU!, Painting #45. O Bad Me!

What happens when a friend comes over and suggests a naughty painting?

You do it, of course!

Only it isn’t half as naughty as it could be, and is actually more fun than anything really nasty-naughty….It made us laugh a lot, anyway –

This, in case you hadn’t guessed, is the counter-part to Sometimes I Just Like to Do Nothing!

So can you figure out who said what first? Is she answering him? Or is he responding to what she said? Hih hih hih….(You’ll notice neither of them have plastic water bottles with them – there are secret springs under the palm trees….)

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Oh – and here are what the fishies are saying…

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Sometimes I Just Like to Do Nothing, Painting #43

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD. Sometimes I Just Like to Do Nothing, Painting #43.

Yup, it’s Friday and this is what I’ll be doing this weekend! Today when I woke up I was totally kaput – exhausted – wiped out. So I took about three naps and just allowed myself to do nothing – sometimes you just have to allow that.

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Here’s what the fishies are saying…

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Painting #18: San Blas Sunrise

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SOLD. When I got back from Mexico a few years ago, I had a whole lot of images of the beach that I tweaked into varying shapes and colors – like this one.

It’s funny, because I really didn’t enjoy that beach – there were sharp, pointy shells in the sand so you couldn’t even go barefoot, and the water was dirty and so shallow for such a long way out that it wasn’t worth going swimming.

But it sure had some spectacular shallows! This was a hard one to do without it just looking like a swash of color – I used a pretty small brush and worked from the bottom up to get the soft blends.

There’s a no-no in painting called “licking” – it’s when you paint a daub and then smoosh it around and blend it into other colors. The puritsts say to make a stroke and leave it.

Well, it was sure tempting to lick this piece to bits – but I didn’t! There isn’t a single smoosh in it. It was all done with little daub after little daub. As my Texan friend would say, you have to mix the paint right careful to do that.

If you miss getting the original, you can get a really excellent print of this image starting at $104.00: http://bit.ly/san-blas-sunrise-Prints

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Painting #4: Sunset Estuary

Artists for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Sunset Estuary

This is the view of the mouth of the estuary at a tiny little hamlet named Punawea in New Zealand.

I spent a year and a half in Gore on the South Island as Artist-in-Residence, and a friend took me and a bunch of others for a glorious weekend to her batch (beach ouse) in Punawea.

Such good people, such good fun!

When I took my kayak out to the mouth of the water, there were the most enormous seals lying about on the beach.

As I was paddling along, I heard this kind of wet snuffy sound, and looked back to see one of the about 5 feet behind me and closing fast. It didn’t look particularly pleased, so you can just imagine how fast I paddled to the beach!

This painting was done in acrylics on archival (long-lasting without yellowing or pitting) paper board, so it has a very smooth surface – no canvas texture. It’s mounted on wooden stretchers for increased support and rigidity.

You can get the original of the painting by emailing me at Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads’ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

I also loaded it to the print site HERE, where you can get a great quality print on canvas (giclee) or paper (framed print or poster) for starting at  $104.

The words that show in this image as a watermark are NOT on the original!

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