Waikiki Paddle Festival

Aloha Everyone, My apologies for the lack of posts lately. I’m the worst businessman on the planet…(I succeed in spite of myself by dumb luck and the help of angels) I’m going to try and catch up over the next week. Really a lot going on.

I just returned from the Waikiki Paddle Festival. A great time had by all. Really a special event. Hope some of you in Hawaii were able to see it on Oceanic Cable.

I want to thank George Kam, Wendell Titcomb, Gerry Lopez, George & Keone Downing and Glen Moncata for everything. A ton of people are asking for a giclee print of the festival art. We’re doing a limited edition print 36″x44″. Big and beautiful. Roger at Evolve Digital printed it and once again nailed it. He’s a wizard. You can get it with deckled edges as well. You can call Peter Orsatti at 541 306 1174 or order from my site by e-mail and he’ll follow up with you. Edition size is 250, price $1200.

My Bend neighbor, Pipeline legend and Waikiki Paddle Festival ambassador Gerry Lopez is going to sign the first few dozen with me. If early edition numbers are important to you get it now.

Another interesting bit of news is that I’ll be doing the poster for this years Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau ( The Eddie ) big wave contest at Waimea Bay. ( Thanks Glen Moncata ) George Downing is the contest director and the elder statesman of our surfing tribe in Hawaii. He was THE original big wave rider. I was blessed to spend a few hours talking story with him and son Keone at this years event.

I got a history lesson on the creation of the Ala Wai Canal and the wave at Ala Moana, The sand migration on the North Shore, Waikiki and a few other subjects. I’ll be working on a painting of Uncle George in the next few weeks.

I’ve been really busy this spring with a whole slew of projects as well as some new oil paintings which we’ll try to get up on a new paintings page early next week. Might be the best batch of paintings I’ve ever done. There’s quite a bit of American Indian stuff as well as Oregon landscapes.

I’ll be posting a story on painting theory for all you artists out there pretty soon as well. Thanks again to all of you that have signed up here and I’ll try to be a little more diligent in posting from here on out.

Best Aloha, Michael

3 thoughts on “Waikiki Paddle Festival

  1. Looking forward to your next correspondence! Thanks for sharing your work with us. Anxious to see what’s coming up!
    Love,
    Auntie Grace

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