I just love how you've used every colour under the sun. This is an outstanding painting. Very well done indeed.
Artist Reply: Thanks Cathy. Wow.. all your work on Art Wanted.. sure reminds me I need to post more! I just dropped Cafe Press and opted for this site.. better I think for me. Busy painting a bunch of 48x60's for my New York Gallery Monkdogs Urban Art.. yay! http://www.monkdogz.com I was painting outside on the grass yesterday and it just poured down rain out of the blue.. what a mess! Until later.. I looked and thought WOW.. how can I do that again? Too funny!
Kathy: Interesting work. Unusual subject but you have done a marvelous job. Great color. Must be fascinating to watch this subject and then paint it. Great art!!
Thank you for the compliment. Hula is sacred to Hawaiians. Ti leaves are gathered (flowers,seeds,fronds, etc are often used as well)to make a lei for the dance, as gifts or to wear simply for the pleasure of it. In this case Ti Leaves were gathered and I was fortunate enough to get pictures of the process of tying them together to make a lei. They use their toes as an extra hand as you can see by the image I have painted here. I write a lot about this on my Squidoo Lens:
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