Sunday, November 29, 2020

Art for Sale (Day 3) (Volcano Village Artists Hui)

 Welcome back! It's Day 3 of 2020's Volcano Village Artists Hui Art Sale! See Friday's post for more information about buying any of these pieces. 

Peaches and Avocado Still Life, watercolor on 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper, 8.5"x10" in 11"x14" black mat ($75)

Marigolds of Red, colored pencil, 8.5"x10" in standard 11"x15" double mat ($60)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Art for Sale, Day 2 (2020 Volcano Village Artists Hui Art Sale)

Welcome back! It's Day 2 of 2020's Volcano Village Artists Hui Art Sale! See yesterday's post for more information about buying any of these pieces. 


Queen Cat, oil on gessobord, 6"x6" ($40)


(ID#022), watercolor, 2.5"x3.5" ($40)

(ID#023), watercolor, 2.5"x3.5" ($40)

(ID#024), watercolor, 2.5"x3.5" ($40)

(ID#025), scratch board, 2.5"x3.5" ($25)

(ID#026), graphite pencil 2.5"x3.5" ($25)

(ID#027), watercolor, 2.5"x3.5" ($25)

(ID#028), watercolor on illustration board, 2.5"x3.5" ($25)

(ID#029), watercolor, 2.5"x3.5" ($25)

(ID#030), watercolor, 2.5"x3.5" ($20)

Friday, November 27, 2020

Art for Sale, Day 1 (2020 Volcano Village Artist's Hui)

WELCOME TO 2020! Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my art at this weekend's Volcano Village Artists Hui Art Sale! As expected, 2020 has been full of challenges and changes that none of us expected. In that vein of unexpected changes, I'd like to share with you my original artcards that I've done recently (and not so recently). These capture scenes from around the islands, including native Hawaiian bird and plant species. Artcards are tiny pieces of art that are only 2.5" x 3.5" ... the size of a baseball card. They are shipped using a thick protective plastic sleeve, or, if you wish, I can mat and frame them as well for an additional cost of $30. See pricing at the bottom of each image. Check out an example of a framed piece, below. While the art is small, when framed, it is a piece that definitely stands out.

FOR MORE ART, SCROLL BELOW ... I also have oil paintings, larger watercolors, and colored pencil drawings available as well down below. I hope you're not too disappointed that I do not have as many oil paintings that I would usually have available at the Art Hui sale but please know that there will be many opportunities to buy original Hawaiʻi and Volcano-themed oil paintings throughout the year (so sign up to receive notifications)! 

HOW TO BUY ... All pieces are available on a first come, first served basis. Send me an email at joanyoshioka[at]gmail[dot]com and let me know which painting or drawing you'd like, indicating the ID number and title of the work and provide a phone number. I will notify you via email if the work is still available (I'll mark the image as "pending" if someone has requested it). After we decide how you'd like to receive the piece, I will send you a PayPal invoice via email. Once the work is paid for, I'll ship it to you within 5 days. For oil paintings, expect delivery within 2-3 weeks to allow for dry time.

HOW TO BUY OTHER ART PIECES ... Send me your email address at joanyoshioka[at]gmail[dot]com and I will add you to my "Special Clients" mail list and will inform you when I've posted a new painting for sale. Throughout the year, I'll be giving away note cards and prints so it would be worth signing up! 

***Please note that the colors may differ on your computer screen ***

Reed's Bay, Hilo, Hawaiʻi (ID #001), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($25)

ʻŌhiʻa lehua (ID #002), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($25)

Volcano ʻiliahi (sandalwood) (ID #003), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" (SOLD)

Historic Punaluʻu (ID #004), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($25)

Honu in Hilo Bay (ID #005), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($25)

Keʻanae, Maui, Hawaiʻi (ID #006), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" (SOLD)

Lauaʻe (ID #007), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($30)

Loving Pair of Laysan Albatrosses (ID #008), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($20)

Mauna Kea afternoon (ID #009), pen and watercolor, 2.5" x 3.5" ($25)

EXAMPLE OF ARTCARD FRAMING (available in black, white, off-white (in pic) mat and brown (in pic), light brown, and black 5"x7" frames)

OIL PAINTINGS: It's time to clear the studio for the new year so I'm offering these paintings at a discounted price to make room for more paintings! It's the perfect time to pick up an original painting at prices I won't be offering again.

Dappled (ID #010), oil on gessobord, 6"x6" ($80). This was the demo painting I did at last year's Artist Hui Sale.

Peaches (ID #011), oil on canvas, 5"x7" ($80)

Persimmons (ID #012), oil on canvas, 5"x7" ($40)

Moooving On (ID #013), 5"x7" ($50)

Koi (ID #014), oil on canvas, 6"x6" ($40)

Koʻokoʻolau (Bidens campylotheca) (ID #015), oil on canvas, 5"x5" ($40)

Hamakua Mushrooms (ID# 016), oil on canvas, 5"x7" ($40)

Right Gaze (ID #017), oil on wood, 5"x7" ($50)

Blue (ID #018), oil on canvas, 8"x10" ($50)

Berries in Glass (ID #019), oil on canvas, 5"x7" ($40)


Curious pug (ID #020), watercolor on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper, 8"x10" image in a 11"x14" double mat ready for frame (image not to scale) ($50, matted)
I'll be glad to send you images of the matted painting, upon request.

Onion Harvest (ID #021), watercolor on 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper, 8"x10" in 11"x14" black mat, ready for frame ($80, matted)

WANT PRINTS? Giglee prints (with professional quality archival ink) are also available upon request for oil paintings posted over the past 3 years. Please indicate your interest in a piece and I will let you know if I have it in stock or am able to prepare one for you. Each giclee print is presented in an acid-free mat with an acid-free foam core backer board so they're ready for any standard-sized frame.
Prices range from $35 (for 5x7 frames) to $55 for (11x14 frames)

WANT NOTECARDS? They're available too at $3 each or 4 for $10! ... Send me an email indicating the one(s) you want.

From top left, clockwise:
A - Ohelo (water drop)
B - Halema`uma`u, Kilauea Caldera
C - Hawaiian stilt (Ae`o)
D - Comet pond 
E - Ohelo (blue)
F - Cymbidiums 
G - Kilauea Iki Impressions
H - Barn owl
I - Ohelo clusters
J - Steaming Bluffs, Hawaii Volcanoes NP
K - Palila in Mamane

From top left, clockwise:
L - ʻŌhiʻa lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha)
M - Barn Owl
N - Kilauea Iki Trail
O - ʻIo (Hawaiian Hawk)
P (center) - `Ōhelo kau laʻau (Vaccinium calycinum)
Q - Kilauea Iki Stairs
R for Rooster - Wake up!

SNEAK PEEK: Interested in my next set of original watercolor artcards? The following are portraits done in even more detail! COME BACK TOMORROW, SATURDAY 11/25/20 AT 10:00 AM, when I post another set of artcards for sale!

Don't miss out on new drawings and paintings posted every day this Thanksgiving weekend, from 11/27 - 11/29, at 10:00 am! 


Sunday, November 22, 2020

2020 Volcano Village Artist's Hui Art Sale ... a new kind of sale

Aloha! Thanks for visiting my blog. This year's 2020 Volcano Village Artist's Hui Art Sale will be a little different as the Hui artists are showing their works in various ways, by appointment or via online stores or websites. I'll be a guest artist again and am so grateful to the Hui for the invitation. They are an amazing group of artists and I hope you'll consider supporting them. Please check them out on Instagram (@volcanoarthui) and consider following them. I'm on Instagram too (@joanyoshioka)! I'd be stoked if you follow me too!

This year, you'll be able to purchase my artwork via this blog. I will be posting my artwork on Friday, 11/27/2020 at 10:00 am and they will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please send me an email at if you'd like to buy a piece. I will email you an invoice via PayPal (with or without shipping) and once it's paid, I will make arrangements for you to pick it up or send it to you via snail mail.

I will have original oil and watercolor paintings for sale, some will be small works (2.5" x 3.5", the size of a baseball card) and others a bit larger. I won't have as many works available this year so if you would like, please email me and request to be put on my email list and throughout the year, I will let you know when I post new artwork for sale on my blog. Or, feel free to subscribe to my blog posts by entering your email address (in the right side column) and FeedBlitz will notify you whenever I post something new. That way, you'll have the first chance to buy any new artwork!

If you're interested in pet commissions, please check out my earlier post, linked here. Lucky for you, the prices haven't changed! :D

Please stay safe out there. Yes, these are strange and uncertain times, for sure, but I hope you find true blessings every day. I am so grateful for your support of my lifelong love of art as a guest artist with the annual Volcano Village Artist's Hui Studio Tour and Art Sale the last few years. I came to art rather late in life, lacking the confidence when I was younger. But, I always loved looking at art, dreamed about art, loved creating art, and always wished to be good enough someday that someone would want to buy my art. Thank you all for allowing me to live my dream and I hope that my art gives you as much joy as you've all given me! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

With love and appreciation,

Joan :) 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Sole apple, 8"x8" (SOLD)

Home (commission), oil on canvas, 6"x12" (not for sale)

 Volcano Cymbidium, oil on canvas, 11"x14" (SOLD)

A new reality, oil on canvas, 6"x12" (SOLD)

Some pieces from the 2019 Volcano Village Artists Hui Studio Tour and Art Sale. I'd like to extend a BIG MAHALO to those of you that bought original paintings, giclees, and notecards. I am forever grateful for you because your support allows me to continue to do what I love and share a bit of Volcano with others. For those of you that came by to say hello, it was so nice to meet you and chat awhile. I look forward to seeing you all again next year! 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Art ... hot off the easel

Queen Cat, oil on gessobord, 6"x6"

`Ōhi`a (Metrosideros polymorpha), oil on gessobord, 6"x6" (SOLD)

I'm liking these little quick "sketches". It makes the creative side of my brain tingle a bit ... never tight, quick, colorful, and very freeing. I think these alla prima paintings are just what my soul is seeking. 

I'll be doing 30-minute demonstrations on these 6"x6" Ampersand gessobords at the Volcano Village Artists Hui Studio Tour and Art Sale this coming weekend, Nov 29, 30, and Dec 1, 10 am - 4 pm. I'll be there as a guest artist at Emily Herb's home and studio. 

Enjoy the `apapane singing in the `ōhi`a and koa trees as you walk or drive to each of the 6 studios that will be open to visitors. You can pick up a map of the studios at any of the businesses in Volcano. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Art from local artists!

Steaming Bluffs, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park; oil on canvas; 6"x8" (SOLD)

Common barn owl, oil on canvas, 6"x6" (SOLD)

More art will be available at this month's Volcano Village Artists Hui Studio Tour and Art Sale ... Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 10 am - 4 pm. I'll have lots of notecards and giclee prints for sale as well!