Divine Wave Painting from Start to Finish

Waves are one of my favorite, and most challenging subject to paint. I’ve always been in love with the ocean, and am endlessly amazed by the power and beauty of ocean waves. This Divine Wave is acrylic on stretched canvas, 24″x30″ and is exhibited at MoSa’s Joint in Hagatna, available for purchase. Here are photos …

Typhoon Bavi misses Guam, brings waves to the Bay (video)

Typhoon Bavi just missed Guam, passing north, but brought some fun and messy storm waves to Talofofo Bay. It was fun to surf, even if the waves weren’t that great. I spent 6 hours having a blast in the wild mess. We always have a good time at the Bay, especially when a bonfire follows …

I Puti’on (the Star): A Time Lapse Painting Video & Photos

Now that I’ve cleared out the big pieces from my room, I finally got to start on some long-awaited pieces. The first one on the easel is “I Puti’on” (which is Chamorro for “the Star”), a commissioned piece. I really enjoyed this one, a lot of warm and cool contrasts with metallics throughout. The Star …

Happy Birthday to Me and a “What Makes You Come Alive” Painting Giveaway!

On my birthday, December 12th, I decided to celebrate by giving away a small painting. This 6″x8″ piece is called “Alive” and I posted a picture of it, with this wordage: Today is my birthday! In celebration, I’d like to give away a painting!  This is a small piece, it is 6″x8″ acrylic on stretched canvas …

Guam Coffee Company: Local Art Exhibited & For Sale

You can see local artwork by visiting Guam Coffee Company, across PIC in Tumon. I have six pieces installed for viewing and sale, including: Wild Seas, Ocean Latte, Two Lattes, Haggan, Sailing Away, and Si Sirena. Go and check it out! Guam Coffee has a great beverage selection, as well as some tasty eats, AND …

Creation Spotlight: Sunset Wave Painting Start to Finish

A couple weeks ago I painted this wave piece, full of thick texture and complimentary colors, blending the sunset’s warmth into the ocean coolness. It is a 24″x30″ acrylic on stretched canvas. Here are pictures of the process from start to finish. The piece is currently located at MoSa’s Joint Restaurant in Tamuning, Guam.

Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa ~ Painting a Stained Glass Effect

This month’s Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa was a nice chill one. I decided to experiment with creating a painting with a stained glass look. I also played with a lot of water. My creative session partners were painting a sculpture, a multi-piece gift for someone, landscape and more. =)

Creative Spotlight: Abstract Colorful Wave & Guåsali Flower

Went into painting mode today, and finished these two pieces, a colorful abstract wave, and the guåsali flower native to Guam. Had fun using my palette knife, it’s been awhile since I’ve played with these tools. Creative experimentation… The abstract wave is 16″x20″ and the Guåsali is 24″x24″ and both will be available for sale.

Creative Spotlight: Waves Commission Painting Start to Finish

Here are photos of the process from start to finish of this commission painting I just completed. It is a beach scene, and while it isn’t a specific spot painted in its accuracy, the image was based off of a photo of some waves breaking at a particular surf spot on Guam. I gave it …

Creative Spotlight: Agat Marina Painting for Video Project

So I am currently collaborating with a local filmmaker and director James Davis creating a short documentary clip of me as an artist. I’ve been on video many times, but I’m still mortified every time I see/hear myself. The cool thing is getting to see the process of gathering footage and putting things together. It’s …

Full Moon April 2014 on Guam ~ Beach Adventure

Here on Guam, we didn’t really get to see much of the blood moon lunar eclipse because of the timing and cloudiness. Some friends and I took our kids down to “1st Beach” in Ipan here on Guam. The kids had fun… after they gave up whining about the bugs and fighting with each other for …

Creative Session ~ Painting Photo Shoot Session Fun

Say that 5 times fast. =) “Painting Photo Shoot Session.” I would like to thank our lovely local photographers Jolynn Redmond and Frank Henshaw for dropping in on today’s Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa. Lovely to see you both and invite you to experience the day from an artist’s perspective. Thanks for getting right in …

Creative Spotlight: Dark Horse + Ocean Wave Peeling

Today I had an adventurous Creative Session. =) I attempted to paint this dark horse. I just love the image so much, and horses have been calling to me lately. Here’s the photo I was inspired by:   Here’s my painting attempt. I’m still learning & practicing, horse features are tricky with paint!   At …

Creative Spotlight: Guam Lagoon Commissioned Painting

I recently installed a finished commissioned painting of an ocean lagoon scene on Guam. It is a partial representation of Alupang Cove in Tamuning. Much of the imagery (like the tree) were added via intuition, for many purposes such as color and grounding. I had a collective of images in my mind of the place, through …