I did a few paintings recently for a holiday commission. They were a lot of fun to work on, especially since time was limited and I had to paint fast. It had been a while since I painted for hours at a time and it was nice to get back into it. I got a chance to do a few paintings this past week and will post soon.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The past few months has been so busy and here is my weak attempt to catch up.
Over the Thanksgiving break, I went home to see my cousin (first of my generation) get married. I didn't bring my camera, but the ceremony was great. It was full of emotion, laughs and a bunch of inappropriate jokes.
Most of my time home was spent surfing and eating, but on one of the days, I went on a little photo excursion in Kaneohe. It was nice to spend some time on that side as that's where I grew up.
After the bay, we headed to Ho'omaluhia for some nature shots. Originally, I really just wanted to get pictures of the Ko'olaus, the mountain range that separates Kaneohe from town, but I got a lot better shots of things close up.
We also went to the Japanese temple and Valley of the Temple. I was, as usual, more interested in the wild life.
Black swan. I got really lucky on this one too, with the depth of the water and the strong angular light.
Later that night, Mom had a few tricks to teach me with my camera. Every Friday, the Hilton sets off fire works, which you can see perfectly from Magic Island.
I took so many that is was hard to find a favorite, but I this one is up there. I can't wait for new years to use what I learned again.
Last shot of home. This is a view from Mom's apartment. I think I might just find it a nice pictures because it looks a lot like something one of my favorite artists would paint. Kim Cogan - look him up!
Of course, the last few months were filled with live music. It always seems like fall is when all the bands come to San Francisco. I didn't always have a camera on me, or at least not my good one, so here are a few.
Blasted Canyons played at Bay Brewed, an awesome music and beer festival put on my the amazing Bay Bridged.
This is the guitarist from Bloc Party. Not much to see, but it was cool to get this calm shot with the heavy music they were playing.
Bear in Heaven. They played the Bay Brewed as well. I love their music and am a huge fan, but the guy kind of creeps me out.