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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.

Somewhere in Paradise 18x24"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 10/27/21

I thought it was time to paint another sunset. My daughter, Carla Minnichhofer,  provided the reference photo which was taken somewhere in the Poipu area on Kauai. It could be a scene on any Hawaiian island.

There are small prints on this website and larger ones may be requested.


2022 Sturdy Wall Calendar is Available

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 10/27/21

The 2022 calendar pages are of the plumeria paintings I completed during the past year.  They may be purchased on this website. You can see the pages of the calendar in the calendar section.

Stay Tuned - Spouting Horn Lookout is Next and is Almost Finished.

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 10/27/21

The original painting is 16 x 20" and there will be small prints on this website and at my paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com shop.

Sweet Plumeria 22 x 30"

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 10/27/21

This plumeria painting is of the blossoms from one of the cuttings I planted in a pot so it is extra special.



12 x 16" Prints Now Available in Marcia's Etsy Shop

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 07/30/21

I have added thirty 12x16" giclee prints and the number of 5x7" and 8x11" prints is growing in my Etsy shop.  


Please visit paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com to see the prints.  Thanks for your support in decorating your home and gifting your friends and family.

"Yellow Plumeria in June" 16x20

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 07/26/21

I decided on a very bright blue sky to bring out the green color of the leaves.  There are no clouds because the painting already has a lot of detail.


June Yellow Plumeria Still in Progress

by Marcia Minnichhofer on 06/26/21

I haven'e decided on dark or light background yet.  I did faintly paint some red flowers on the right to add a different color to the painting.