|Hawaiian Dancer 11"x15" in watercolor|
Mahalo means 'thank you' in Hawaii.
A huge "Mahalo" goes out to my latest customer (and wonderful friend) who requested this painting. The girl in the painting is actually her cousin who graduated from hula school (yes, there really is such a thing as hula school). This young lady was also part of a group called Merrie Monarchs whose mission was to preserve and promote the art of hula and Hawaiian culture. She also taught hula for many years.
Hawaii is on my bucket list of places to visit. I would have to pack an extra bag just for my painting supplies. What an amazingly beautiful place it would be to paint. I'll need to pick up a winning lottery ticket or sell more paintings in order to get there!