“New on the Block”

Most houses I have come across on the island have a subdued beige or grey/white hue. Exceptions can be found in the roof color where red or green make an occasional appearance. Recently though, I came across two residential houses in Manoa whose owners made bold color choices. In my sketch an aged and paled turquoise home can be seen on the right, and, on the left, a house that was just freshly painted in a new color. Originally a subtler hue like its neighbors, this residence now truly announced its presence.

I used a gel-based rollerball pen and oil pastels to portray the vivid colors.

Woolsey Place Fire

The sounds of sirens and horns filled the valley as first responders attended to a two-alarm fire in Manoa last week Wednesday. Thanks to a swift response, nobody was hurt and the fire was quickly contained. The damage to the home’s top floor was still considerable though. Last evening, I tried to sketch the residence and Manoa Fire Station. I used a standard black ballpoint pen and a pack of crayons on 9x6in, heavyweight, dry-media paper.