Checking in at Gallerie 505 in Lahaina!

  Looking for some new art?  Gallerie 505 is enjoying its great location at 505 Front Street, (look for them when you go out to dine at I'O, Pacific'O or Feast at Lele).  We just stopped in to say hello to our friends and see their new location (they just moved into a new storefront, ok, all the way back in December).  Kim's paintings, giclees and surfboards have some fantastic company!

Moonlit Dreams - New Painting Unveiled

Moonlit Dreams | Original OIl Painting by Kim McDonald of Maui, Hawaii
Moonlit Dreams | Original OIl Painting by Kim McDonald of Maui, Hawaii

Moonlit Dreams is the first release from the 'Beaux Reves' (beautiful dreams) series. Completed February 2, 2013

From Kim :

"In this piece i’m starting to break out of my traditional color palette mold and go for a lighter, more pastel influence. The bright full moon makes it almost look like daylight. I’ve included the iconic hut and canoes, and I just love the way the sky came out in this piece."

Moonlit Dreams is an original oil on Canvas, completed February 2, 2013, and still available as of February 5.  Available for viewing at the Kim McDonald Art Studio in Paia, Maui by appointment or walk-in as part of the Maui Open Studios event, February 9 and 10, 11am to 6pm.

Peacock Utopia- New Painting Unveiled

Peacock Utopia by Kim McDonald
Peacock Utopia by Kim McDonald

Peacock Utopia is one of Kim's first paintings of 2013, and is part of the 'Beaux Reves' (beautiful dreams) series.

Here's Kim's description of this piece:

"This is a fun piece, its one of the first times I’ve included a peacock in a piece.  I was really influenced by the jewel tones and pattern of the peacock’s tail.   This peacock lives in a mystical world, a kind of enchanted, tropical oasis. It has this mysterious glow about it.  The color palette in this piece is more of a risky one for me, its more saturated."

Peacock Utopia is an original oil on Canvas, Completed February 2, 2013, and still available as of February 5.  Available for viewing at the Kim McDonald Art Studio in Paia, Maui by appointment or walk-in as part of the Maui Open Studios event, February 9 and 10, 11am to 6pm.

First Completed Painting from New Series Released

Kim is back from her whirlwind trip to Egypt (for fun!) and Paris (for work!) and hit the ground running upon touchdown back on Maui.  She's been painting non-stop for days, only taking breaks to eat, and occasionally get out of the home studio and remember why she lives in Hawaii! While in Paris, Kim visited many art galleries, including her favorite Museum d'Orsay, with her beloved Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Cezanne, but she was newly inspired by the lesser-known Emile Bernard, a contemporary of the above artists.

Here's what Kim had to say about Bernard's direct influence on her current series, entitled "Polynesian Tranquility".  "Bernard has pronounced use of blues and especially greens, there was so many varying shades of green!  My life right now is more organized and harmonious, with a nice, easy rhythm to it. I'm surrounded by a strong team of female employees, and I feel all of this is reflected in my new paintings.  Most of the paintings I'm working on have women lounging or casually talking, surrounded by gently flowing water, verdant hills, fruit and foliage, and all their basic needs are taken care of. Its kind of primal in that way.  It reflects a day in the life, for these Polynesian women."

Help Kim out by naming this first painting, and get a chance to win an artist's proof!  For details, visit Kim's Facebook page- Kim McDonald Art

'Polynesian Tranquility- Untitled #1' is currently available as an original oil on canvas, its 30" x 40" and $14,000.  Please call for inquiries.

Polynesian-Tranquility-Original-Kim-McDonald-30x40-1
Polynesian-Tranquility-Original-Kim-McDonald-30x40-1