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The long awaited ‘Alala - episode is now available to watch. Have a paper and pencil ready and I'll show you how to draw our Hawaiian Crow. It's now available as a gicle'e or print. See links below.

Painting in Paradise

Hawaii's Nature Artist Patrick Ching takes local ohana on nature adventures then shows them and the audience how to draw and paint their favorite things. On OC16 (channel twelve) and

Monday 7:30 pm, Tuesday 5:30 pm, Wednesday 6:30 pm

Thursday 12:30 am, Friday 1:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 9:30 am

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  • ‘Alala Artwork By Patrick Ching
Inspiration: The Hawaiian Crow is called 'Alala in Hawaiian. Literally 'Alala means "to cry out loud." Unlike most crows the 'Alala is very rare and critically endangered of becoming extinct. There are only a few dozen of them left; most of which are in a captive breeding facility in Olinda, Maui. The 'Alala once inhabited all the main Hawaiian Islands and is now only found on the Big Island of Hawaii.The 'Alala is an intelligent bird and in ancient times was sometimes kept as a pet.
‘Alala ‘Akala
Inspiration: The sacred ‘Alala (Hawaiian crow) perches on a koa tree with glowing red ‘Alala (Hawaiian raspberries) in it's sight. Hawaiian crows are so critically endangered that at the time of this painting there are none of them in the wild. The only ‘Alala are kept in a captive breeding facility on the big island of Hawaii. Artist Patrick Ching believes that the crows will one day repopulate Hawaiian forests. More...

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  • Patrick Ching's Painting in Paradise TV Show on OC16

    Join me as I take local ohana exploring nature and then show them and the TV audience how to draw and paint their favorite things. Catch the season Premier January 27 at 6:30 pm and a new episodes premiere every other Wednesday. Repeats: Thursdays at 12:30am, Fridays at 1:00pm, Saturdays at 9:30am (part of a 2-hour kids block), Sundays at 9:30am (part of a 2-hour kids block), Mondays at 7:30am and Tuesdays at 5:30pm. More...

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