Commission Painting Process & Story of a Moonlit Jungle Scene

So when I get a commission request, they often show up as an idea and it evolves from there. Here is the a recent request that I received for this almost-finished moonlit jungle painting: How are you?  We follow you on Instagram and love your paintings!  Our 11th wedding anniversary is in April so we …

Adventures at the first annual Valley of the Latte Festival

The weekend was filled with adventure and beauty at the 1st annual Valley of the Latte Festival in my home village, Talofofo. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and while I have let go of doing most events, this one pulled me in with the natural beauty of the land.The 2-day event is held along …

Latest Guam Adventures With Kids, Surf, Jungle Hikes & Miscellaneous Fun

November has been quite a month!!! Here are the adventures in a photo-recap, including Guam scenery at the beach, on a jungle/cave hike, the moon, my dog, the kids, surfing adventures, art adventures, women in business conference, food gatherings with friends, and miscellaneous selfies and fun:

Finding Solace in Nature: Guam Friends, Jungle, Beach, Moonrise, Sunset & More

Nature is seriously at the top of my list of “things” I love. Just sitting and being, enjoying the view, soaking up the peace and quiet, admiring the beauty in the simple things, like a leaf, or two fluttering butterflies… The moon rising, moss on a tree, a fading sunset by the beach, interesting cloud …

Latest Creation: Moonlit Guam Jungle Tree & River

This Saturday was the September Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa, and while we only had a couple people, it was an opportunity to really focus in on what I was creating. I wanted to create some kind of enchanted forest artwork, but with a Guam jungle setting instead.

The Adventures of Maleficent the Fairy Doll

When I was about ten years old, I got into making little fairies out of wire, embroidery thread, silk flowers & leaves, and beads. I stopped after awhile, but apparently my mom kept all my supplies in containers. I got a hold of it all recently, and eventually busted it out for a friend’s daughters …

Jungle Rooster Time Lapse Painting Video from Start to Finish

Due to popular demand, I have painted another rooster, or “gayu” as we call them in Chamorro here on Guam. I’m sure this won’t be the last, and in fact, this might be the start of a collection of pieces to showcase in an exhibit. A rooster exhibit! Here are some photos of the piece …

Creation Spotlight: Light in the Jungle Painting

This piece is a special one to me. It reminds me of my childhood, exploring some of Guam’s jungles, going on little wandering adventures and finding magical spots like this one. Latte stones hiding amongst the trees and foliage, a sunlit pathway…

A Portrait Painting Experiment ~ Jolynn Redmond

So as I have mentioned before, fine art portrait painting and other technical art are not my expertise or preference. However, I have been challenging myself to take on more and try to improve in this area. I had a request for a painting based on a photo taken by Frank Henshaw of the lovely …