Maui Flowers

Maui Flowers

Maui Flowers

Lately, all my paintings have been influenced by my trips to Maui.  There is just so much color there.  The flowers are so bright and beautiful.  The water is a gorgeous blue and the dirt is a glorious red color.

The island is made from a volcano.  That makes the scenery unique and very different from what I see at home in Seattle.

My husband and I are getting ready to leave for two months in Maui in October and November of this year.  I am very excited about this trip.

For years we dreamed of being able to be retired and spend two to three months in Maui.  Now, our dreams are coming true.  I have to say that staying positive in thought and consciously claiming what I wanted in life have worked for me.  I stayed an active participant in my life as I went along.

Of course, becoming ill was not in my plans.  But, by staying positive and focused, I have been able to adapt to a chronic illness and still live my dreams.

This piece of art was done on the computer, using Painter 2015.  I started this painting by splattering drops of watercolors on the canvas.  I put down three layers of colors, red, blue and yellow.  Then, I sat and looked at the drops and suddenly saw the flowers.  I pulled them out with one of my watercolor brushes.  It was a fun exercise that I did in a class on Japanese Inks.  You can read more about that class here.

Have a great rest of the summer.

  9 comments for “Maui Flowers

  1. August 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Love this image – flowers are beautiful and vibrant!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kimberley Tornoe
    August 7, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Beautiful flowers Kerry! I hope you have a wonderful trip:)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 6, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Wonderful painting Kerry – love the vibrancy of it. I hope you have a wonderful time in Maui filled with R&R and much healing. That is where we spent our honeymoon, love it there.

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    • August 6, 2015 at 4:46 am

      Thanks, Mary. Maui is a perfect place for a honeymoon. We have thought of renewing our vows over there.

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 6, 2015 at 4:55 am

        Our friends have, hope you do – what wonderful memories you’ll have. Seems like all is going so well for you these days, I’m very happy for you.

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  4. Carole
    August 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Hi Kerry, Like the colors in Maui, this painting is vibrant. Lovely. I found your description of how you started by splattering the canvas with drops very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

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