3.07.2013

Dreaming of Hawaii...


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If you've been following my blog over the years, you know just how much I love Hawaii. I really can't choose a favorite island, although, I have yet to stay on Oahu. I've flown in there and have seen the busy freeways, so that has always detoured me, but I'm sure it has it's unique characteristics just as each island has. This particular painting came from a photo I took on my last trip to Maui. I can't believe it's almost been a year since we were there! I need to put it out there that it's time to go again. Maybe the next time we'll be searching for our new home, or at least dreaming about it. I would really even live in a hut if I could live there! 
I find the idea of growing my own food and picking fruit of the trees, collecting water from rain, and maybe having chickens, so cool. 
This painting is of the upcountry in Maui. There are quiet meandering roads up there and they're lined with jacaranda trees. This is one of my favorites so far. I hope you all like it as much as I do! Sometimes it happens that the paintings that I'm the most please with aren't the most popular but I usually have a pretty good idea about it. 
I have so many paintings in my mind and just can't get them done fast enough! I love painting! I love bringing the ideas in my head to canvas and coming up with a finished piece that will be
around forever. It's such a feeling of accomplishment. And if somebody decides they want to live with it forever, well. that's even better! This is the best job ever!





8 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is beautiful, Jennifer...you really captured the feeling of lazy days traveling unknown roads to wherever they may lead.

I think I've told you that we went to Kauai for our honeymoon. The first thing I said was I want to move here!!

XO,
Jane

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Thanks so much Jane! So I'm not alone with my desire to move to Hawaii. Haha! I think if everyone who ever wanted to move there did so the island might sink! :)
Have a great weekend!

koralee said...

This is stunning...love the pretty colours ....happy weekend. xo

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Thank you Koralee! Have a happy weekend too! :)

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is a beautiful painting Jennifer. The colors are marvelous and the road leading me in is pretty terrific.
I went to Maui and another time to Kona and found them both to be stunning places, but I am afraid I have an island problem. I am one of those who have a reaction of feeling like I need to get off. Hubby loved it and din't react that way at all.
So I relax and enjoy seeing beautiful Hawaii through other artists eyes.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Thank you Julie!
I kind of understand that feeling and wonder if that would eventually happen to me. I would definitely have to stay at least a month before I really decided to move there. I actually did feel a little like that on my last trip. I was thinking about being surrounded by water but I also had that feeling when I was on the plane. So I think I was just feeling anxious at that time.
Thanks for stopping by! I really loved your post today!
Jennifer:)

La Petite Gallery said...

This is wonderful. I love roads,
last summer there was a painting of a road in a cafe I just had to get up and look.
yvonne

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Yvonee! Good to see you hear. I was just thinking of you and was ging to stop by today! Have a wonderful day!
Jennifer:)