Coconut Fun

Boys playing with coconuts at Isaac Hale Beach Park, Puna District, Hawaii.


Honaunau + Goat, Hawai’i 2018

House next to two-step snorkeling spot, Honaunau.

And goat on trail to Makalawena Beach.

Kiholo Bay, 2018

Today’s lunch spot.

Makalawena Beach, 2018

This is one of my favorite places on the Big Island of Hawai’i. It’s a perfect art day in paradise when I hike here, plop in the sand, pull out my sketch pad under a tree, drink a cold beer, and do a mini painting.


Scary Santa

Santa paid his annual visit to our holiday party last month. The range of emotions from visiting kids was pure entertainment. ♥

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Benjamin had a nice chat with the jolly man and was pleased with his gift.

This little one was not so sure.

And this one was simply terrified!

(5 x 3″ pen and watercolor on Moleskine®)
Displayed artwork © 2018 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Second Beach

Second Beach on the Quileute Indian Reservation is a must see if you’re near La Push on the Olympic Peninsula, WA. A short hike through the rain forest lands you on the sweetest beach you’ve ever seen. Sea stacks, driftwood, sand, and gentle waves. Perfect for sketching.

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Looking NW

Looking SW

(10″ x 3″ watercolor and ink)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Guest Artist: Jean Smidth

While in central CA a couple of months back we reconnected with Peter and Jean — great friends from WAAAY back. I knew Jean’s creative streak ran strong. Everything she touches — food, decor, gardening, art — exudes a warmth of nurture. I finally got to view her home gallery of oil painting ‘experiments.’ Wow!

Methinks the next addition on their sprawling property needs to be an art studio so this gal can get to business!

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Jean Smidth, San Luis Obispo artist.

Her various styles and experiments in oil…

I’m stealing this guy next time. Love the spontaneous strokes.

(various sizes, oil on various media)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Jean Smidth. All rights reserved.