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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].com.

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.


Heavenly Scent, Another Plumeria Watercolor

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/18/22

This latest plumeria painting was done with a lighter touch and the leaves are less detailed than my usual style. The background is also lighter and I like the effect.




Kimi Moragne Plumeria

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 03/18/22

I used my last sheet of Fabriano 300# paper for this one. I had trouble with the paper not being able to handle any scrubbing out of paint. The painting went from 22x30" to 18x22" after two croppings of the paper.  This is what I ended up with and I have to admit that it looks much better as a closeup of the flowers so all is well! I will stay with my favorite Arches 300# Cold Press paper.



Pua Melia Another Plumeria Painting! 22x30"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 01/28/22

I am very pleased with how this one turned out.  Not my usual background colors and we all like the new look!



2022 Craft Fairs Have Been Scheduled

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 01/23/22

The craft fair schedule for 2022 is now up under the Fair Schedule link on this website.

Before attending a fair, please check back to make sure that the fair has not been postponed (due to covid or weather conditions). 
Vaccine cards will be checked at the door for the safety of all.  Masks have to be worn by vendors and attendees. Soon booster shots will be needed to be "fully vaccinated" for travel to Hawaii. This might begin in February.

2022 Craft Fairs Have Been Scheduled

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 01/23/22

The craft fair schedule for 2022 is now up under the Fair Schedule link on this website.

Before attending a fair, please check back to make sure that the fair has not been postponed (due to covid or weather conditions). 
Vaccine cards will be checked at the door for the safety of all.  Masks have to be worn by vendors and attendees. Soon booster shots will be needed to be "fully vaccinated" for travel to Hawaii. This might begin in February.

Hanalei Bay and Pier

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 01/23/22

I painted another version of Hanalei Bay. This is from a different perspective than the last painting.


If you wish to follow the progress of a painting, I post on Instagram as "paintingsbymarcia" and on my Facebook page, Plumeria Paintings by Marcia.  I will not be posting progress photos in the blog.


Hanalei Bay at Sunset

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 11/19/21

Another sunset!  This is the pier at Hanalei Bay on Kauai.  It is a favorite swimming and surfing beach.



Spouting Horn Original 16x20"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 11/11/21

This is a landscape that visitors to Kauai will recognize.  It is the Spouting Horn in Poipu/Lawai.  The spout used to shoot up so high that it would cross the road onto the sugar cane field. Unfortunately, the hole was blasted so that it spray would not land on the field or the viewers. The current hole is slightly in front of the original hole, closer to the viewing area.












Craft Fairs Resume!

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 11/10/21

We are resuming our craft fairs in Princeville at the Church of the Pacific beginning November 27.  Please check the Fair Schedule link for details.

On December 4, there will be a fair at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue.

Vendors will be vaccinated and they and visitors will need to wear masks. Attendees also need to be vaccinated and will be asked to show their vaccination card at the door.