Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Oil Painting technique

Although I need some more practice using Corel painter X It doesn't look to bad. This is my beautiful Neice Jeena, I was able to take her braces out which was harder than the painting itself. I have another favorite picture of my Nephew that I will also do the oil painting on and post when I get it done. Ok this really did print so much prettier and more colorful than it looks on the blog, why is it the colors and quailty is not very good on the blogs?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Back from Hawaii

I got back Tuesday night from a 2 week visit to Hawaii. Stayed on the Big Island in Hilo. I had a really good time and would of loved to stay longer but 2 weeks is a good amount of time. I really love all the different flowers out in Hawaii and went to 3 Botanical gardens and the zoo which was full of beautiful flowers. Also while I was there I visited Kona which was on the other side of the Island, The volcano's, several waterfalls, Black sand beach, the south point of the United States and the refuge of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau historical park and did a lot of shopping. Our hotel room was right on the water and every morning I sat on the balcony and watched the cruise ships come in for the day and at night they would leave. We also had a great view of the firework show they had on the 4th of July from our balcony. It was really a relaxing time and the weather was perfect even though it rained a lot but the rain didn't last long. Compare to the weather out here in Ca it was perfect. Hilo was a very small town and I had to rent a car to go to any tourist locations but I made the best of it. I had to do everything on my own because Andy had to work a lot and only had Sundays off but the second week I was there I met Ginger out at the pool, and her Daughter was also there working so she had no one to go anywhere with so we did a lot together the second week so it was nice to have someone to go out and do things with. It really is paradise there and I had a great time.

If you click on the flower to the right you can view my pictures that I took, I took so many and need to add a lot more but what I added is a start until I get around to adding more. Thanks for looking.