Working in a new art medium — tissue-paper collage

29 06 2015
Kalo Collage

Kalo Collage

UPDATE: Good morning! Here’s a reminder that our art show is still up and that there is still time to view this fascinating art medium. The club’s dining room is open to the public, so while you’re there you can grab a bite. Bring a friend! Click here for a map.

“Collages & A Bit of Clay,” an exhibit of original art work curated by Susan Rogers-Aregger, is on view to August 8, 2015, at the Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu Street, Honolulu 96819. There are more than 60 works in the show, including these three by yours truly. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

My unique collage paintings are created with tissue paper that I dyed by hand, glued to canvas, then scraped and carved with a knife for the design while being careful to not poke a hole in the canvas!

“Bromeliads” © 2015 Rebekah Luke

“Mango Season Not Pau”

Copyright 2015 Rebekah Luke




Emerging from a creative slump

6 05 2015

If you find yourself in a creative slump…

Please see the current Windward Artists Guild exhibition of 2D and 3D fine art at Place gallery in Honolulu. The garden setting designed by Philpotts is at once lively, soothing, tasteful, and refreshing!

I am honored that juror Jay Jensen of the Honolulu Museum of Art selected my painting to exhibit. Thank you! No one seemed to like it until now. Here is the photo DH made of my piece, and me, in the window at last night’s opening.
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Until now, Hawaiian landscapes have comprised the body of my fine art work. I made “Mango Papaya Pineapple” several years ago when the still life of tropical fruit at the studio cried, “Paint me!” And so I was inspired to drop everything and do just that. I recall completing it in one session.

Juicy colors straight out of the tube, and strong, deliberate knife strokes on the canvas. All messy with oil paint everywhere on my palette and my hands at the end. A good tired.

This reminds me of what my late teacher Gloria Foss said, “People don’t care about what you paint. They care about how you paint.”

With that memory and encouragement from an acceptance of my art work, weeks, no, months of a creative dry period just turned around. I have decided to make what’s old new again.

When you go:
Place gallery is located at 54 South School Street, Honolulu, between Pali Highway and Barron Lane. Show is open daily during daytime business hours through May 22. Art is for purchase.

Copyright 2015 Rebekah Luke








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