Windward Artists Guild mounts summer show in Honolulu

1 07 2016

Two of my Kaneohe Bay paintings are on exhibit Monday through Saturday, July 1-29, at the Hawaii State Public Library Reading Room, 478 S. King St., Honolulu.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

It’s part of the Windward Artists Guild Summer Show. The art works were juried by Richard Duggan, whose current work involves the research, development, design, and production of large educational exhibits.

You are cordially invited to the Artists Reception from 4 to 6 p.m., July 7, to view this group show and to meet the artists!


“At Anchor, Kaneohe Bay,” 16″ x 20″ oil, © Rebekah Luke

"Bayfront," 18" x 24" oil, © Rebekah Luke

“Bayfront,” 18″ x 24″ oil, © Rebekah Luke

The marvelous last days of summer

17 08 2011

DH and Miss Marvelous


Miss Marvelous, 27 months

Summer’s almost over for Miss Marvelous. In a couple of weeks she’ll be going to school!

DH and I gave her mom a break today and took our granddaughter “holoholo,” meaning “to go out for pleasure.” Shopping. Drawing. Eating watermelon. A trip to the pool!

Then we checked out the activity on Kaneohe Bay. There’s always something happening on the water.

Today’s sights included the sailing yacht Lady Barbara, headed out from the yacht club, and the sampan Nisei, just as she pulled in to Heeia Pier.

The Lady Barbara at Kaneohe Bay

We're excited to see the sampan Nisei tie up at Heeia Pier

Miss Marvelous gathers her toys with help from her Papa

Copyright 2011 Rebekah Luke

A little piece of paradise . . .

8 09 2010


Not only am I lucky to live in Hawaii, I’m lucky to live in Hawaii to go sailing!

This past Labor Day DH and I spent most of the day on Kaneohe Bay off Oahu with our good friends Ken and Georgia aboard their 38′ sloop Mariah.

We sailed with main alone, and not having a headsail up meant wider unobstructed views of the shore. This is the view from the bow after leaving the yacht club mooring and passing Moku o Loe (aka Coconut Island). Puu Ohulehule is the triangular peak on the left, and the peak and ridge named Kanehoalani is about 10 degrees to port (left) of the bow.

We’re headed toward Ahu o Laka, a 3.1 acre islet off Kahaluu popularly known as “the sandbar” that is awash at high tide. It’s a popular destination for boats and various water craft on weekends and holidays, and last Monday it was a “zoo!” We opted to sail on by to a quieter spot farther north to anchor for lunch and some kayaking before continuing on to Hakipuu and Kualoa.

Passing the sandbar, from left, Georgia, DH, and skipper Ken. The hill beyond the sandbar in the distance on the left is Puu Hawaiiloa.

Kaneohe Bay is full of reef and shallow areas. In addition to spotting the white reef stakes, the red and green channel markers, and noticing landmarks, local knowledge is a must for piloting one’s way to where we were going. No worries, skipper Ken knows the way!

We sailed among a herd of honu (turtles), big ones. Every few minutes we passed another one. Fresh breeze, calm sea. What a lazy afternoon!

Honu enjoying the habitat of Kaneohe Bay

Soon we could make out Mokolii . . .


. . . and some activity at Hakipuu and Kualoa.

The tallest peak and the ridge extending diagonally left to right from the peak down to the flat land are Kanehoalani. The ridge points to Puu Hawaiiloa across the bay. Hakipuu is on the left of the ridge, and Kualoa is on the right.

Sailing in to Hakipuu beneath majestic Puu Ohulehule. Local knowledge required. We're careful to not run aground!

Ken tells us this little piece of paradise in Kaneohe Bay is just like Tahiti. You wouldn’t have known it was Labor Day weekend.

Copyright 2010 Rebekah Luke

For another look at sailing on Kaneohe Bay, view the video on

Flying moths over Kaneohe Bay

28 02 2010
Cool light northerly
winds meet odd-looking sailboats
Kaneohe Bay
Up on hydrofoils
small fast single-handed craft
skate on calm water
Iridescent wings
of high-tech mylar sailcloth
look and fly like moths

Stressed out? Take a few moments to view, hear, and feel what it’s like on Kaneohe Bay in the shadow of the Ko‘olau mountain range on a partly cloudy afternoon.

Taking time to relax and being mindful of the present is healing. Though some moments are anxious, as when awaiting a tsunami (yesterday) or faced with other disaster, it does a body good to rest and renew one’s spirit. Paint a canvas. Give and receive Reiki. Or go sailing! Last Saturday Ken and Georgia called with a kind invitation to see the moths on the bay, so we abandoned other plans and went!

We had fun making the movie. Turn up the speaker volume of your computer and enjoy!

Copyright 2010 Rebekah Luke

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