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Ruffled Rooster

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 08/07/23


If you would like to follow the progress of my paintings, I post on Instagram as paintingsbymarcia and on my Facebook page, Plumeria Paintings by Marcia.
New prints are at my Etsy shop, paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com.

Wave Impression 9

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/21/23

Another ocean watercolor. This was painted on a 22x30" 300 pound sheet of Arches brand paper. I love these colors and use them often in my ocean and turtle paintings.



Koi and Lily Pads

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/16/23

Another koi watercolor.  I think the lily pads are a big part of this composition. The painting is 22 x 30".





Orchids at Kiahuna

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/27/23


Reference photos for this watercolor were taken at Kiahuna Plantation orchid  garden in Poipu. I kept the leaves simple so they would not distract from the flowers. The red in the background on the right side helps to balance the red color.


Wave Impression 7

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/08/23

This watercolor was un-named and unfinished in a box.  I finished it before my hand surgery mentioned in the previous post.



Wave Impression 8

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/08/23

While recovering from trigger finger surgery, I painted this watercolor wave with my left hand. Lines were painting with masking fluid and then peeled away and smoothed after the paint was laid down.



Melia at Sunrise

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 02/08/23

Another plumeria watercolor.  This one is 22x30".

Red Ginger

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 01/11/23

Red Ginger is a common plant found in Hawaii. I am always fascinated by the leaves I paint.


This watercolor is 22x30".  Progress photos  of my paintings are on Instagram under paintingsbymarcia and on my Plumeria Paintings by Marcia Facebook page.
I no longer post progress photos in this blog.




Orchids at Jani's

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 01/11/23

One of my latest watercolors.  



Iiwi and Ohia Lehua Latest Watercolor

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 09/26/22





Here is something different!  The Iiwi red bird is an endangered species in Hawaii and the Ohia Lehua flowers are being attacked by a fungus especially of the Big Island of Hawaii.  I have Kauai's Kalalau Lookout in the background of this painting. The Iiwi is often seen in the Kokee area.

Painting Progress Located on Instagram and Facebook

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 08/28/22

I am showing the progress of my paintings on Instagram @paintingsbymarcia and on Facebook on my Plumeria Paintings by Marcia page.

Tunnel of Trees #7 by Carla Minnichhofer

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 08/13/22

I gave my daughter, Carla, step-by-step coaching for this 16x20" watercolor painting of Kauai's famous Tunnel of Trees.  She draws well and you can see this skill especially in the tree trunks. Her painting will also be available at the craft fairs I do.







Wave Impression 5 by Eric Minniichhofer

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 08/13/22

My son, Eric, painted this majestic wave in watercolor. He surfs so has a special feeling for the ocean. Size is 22x30" and the painting will be available at my fairs.



2023 Fine Art Wall Calendars are Available!

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 08/01/22

The calendars were a best seller at the recent Koloa Plantation Days fair.  

Each page has a photo of one of the watercolor paintings I did this year.  

Calendars are available on this website and in my Etsy shop at paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com.  Because prices have really escalated at my printer, I will be ordering only limited quantities at a time.  If you need a larger quantity, let me know at [email protected].

Have a great week!

Tree Tunnel #6

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 07/28/22

My latest watercolor is my 6th of Kauai's Tunnel of Trees in Koloa. The official name is Maluhia Road and you drive through it to get to Poipu from Lihue. This one is 22x30". Visitors remember this drive very well. The early morning light is coming from the left (east) and the tree shadows are cast across the road to the right.


Wave Impression 4

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 07/05/22

Nice and loose!



Birds of Paradise

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 06/24/22

This latest 18x24" watercolor called Birds of Paradise will grace the cover of my 2023 Wall Calendar.  The bush is in my yard and makes for a good subject. 



Sweet Dreams (Sea Turtles)

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 06/24/22

People make a special trip to Poipu Beach Park to watch the sea turtles make their way onto the beach for a good night's rest.



Ke'e Beach 16x20"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 05/07/22

I am calling this watercolor "Down to Ke's Beach."  If you have hiked the trail up from this beach to Hanakapiai Beach or Falls or the longer 11 mile hike to Kalalau Beach along the Na Pali Coast, you probably said, "Thank goodness! So happy to return to Ke'e Beach!"  Photo Credit to Wilson Barrett at Wilson Barrett Photography.

Prints in a couple of weeks.




Another Sea Turtle - Grandpa Honu

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 05/04/22

I had fun painting this wise turtle on the beach!  The original watercolor is 22x30" and it was sold at my most recent craft fair.  Prints have been ordered and will be on this website in a couple of weeks as well as at the fairs and in my paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com Etsy shop.


You can follow painting progress at paintingsbymarcia on Instagram and at Plumeria Paintings by Marcia on Facebook.