Just because I’m from Hawaii doesn’t mean that when I go back it’s all beaches
and sunshine–I work hard, too.

But who am I kidding, it’s mostly beaches and sunshine. 🙂

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Magical Mokuluas 53×24, watercolor, ink and wax on paper

On my last trip, I stopped by Island Treasures Art Gallery like I always do because, let’s face it, it’s an amazing place filled with authentic local art. Those of you who have been there know what I’m talking about!

The difference this time is that I met with the owner and showed her photographs of my wax scrolls to see if she’d be interested in carrying them. I barely got to the second image before she said yes, so I’m excited to announce that I’m now represented by a gallery in my hometown of Kailua!

This is been a goal for me for a long time but I’ve never tried because shipping is so expensive between Hawaii and the mainland. The scrolls give me a way to bridge that gap because they can be rolled up in a tube which means people can purchase them and take them anywhere.

The gallery also asked me to create a scroll featuring the iconic Mokulua islands just off of Lanikai beach where I spend much of my time when I’m home. That was a fun challenge and one of the most specific compositions I’ve done with the scrolls. I bumped up the vibrant colors for them–if there were a scale I think it would read tropical explosion!

If you find yourself on Oahu, I hope you’ll stop by and see my newest work:

Island Treasures Art Gallery
602 Kailua Rd
Kailua, HI

If you’d like to learn how to make these scrolls yourself, check out my online scrolls class where I’ll take you through the materials and techniques plus you can watch me make a 5 foot long scroll from start to finish!

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Linda Robertson is the author of the Embracing Encaustic Book series and she offers live encaustic workshops in her Portland, Oregon studio as well as online encaustic classes.

 

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