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Aloha ,

Welcome to May and the start of summer fun. This month is a big one for yours truly as the Big Five-O happens for me. There is so much I plan to do and I can't wait to get started with the most productive years of my life! Scroll down for a not so top secret potluck invitation at a not so top secret location.

This month's art tip focuses on the visions you use to paint from. We'll also send a shout out to Sweet Home Waimanalo Café in Waimanalo and the new management at Patrick Ching Art Gallery in Princeville, Kauai. We'll be introducing a new old product that many of you have been asking for lately and also 3 new painting released this month.

Finally we'll get to enjoy some pictures from events gone by and look forward to seeing some friends in upcoming events, Fathers Day Polo in Mokule'ia, and a heads-up for our friends in Las Vegas and Alaska.

Enjoy the long, lovely days of summer!

With Aloha from Patrick Ching
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ART TIP
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- Great art tip
Where does your vision come from? -

Because some of my work is very realistic people think that I actually paint on top of photos. Actually, I just enjoy the details of nature. I love the challenge of conveying their beauty on canvas. All my paintings start with a white canvas.

"Do you paint on site, from photos, or by memory?" is one of the most commonly asked questions I get. My answer is "a combination of them all."

I'll often compose a painting in my mind. This takes a split second and comes to me in a daydream. I can hold that image in my mind for years before I am actually holding the finished painting in my hands. Often I will go to a place that I'm painting and sketch the scene right on the canvas. If I have my oil paints with me, I'll do a quick first layer or I may do a loose plen air painting in one session. I take pictures, if I have a camera, to help me remember the shapes of specific mountains or anatomical details of an animal. I almost never can get a picture of an animal in just the right position. I have to know the animal and observe its habits in order to position it the way I want in a painting. Also, cameras will distort color and focus on one light section while washing out the rest. I rely on my memory for most of my paintings and especially for getting the right colors. We all have a memory, but hardly anybody thinks of exercising the muscles of memory detail right down to shades and hues. Since I was in my early twenties I've been looking at the world with the intention of being able to replicate it with paint when I want to. You can develop this skill too. First look at the world closer than you ever did in your life, then challenge yourself to remember its details. Look at a scene with the intent to remember it and go home and paint it! Amaze yourself with your new skills and keep stretching that memory muscle!


FEATURE ARTICLES
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- Art locations, 3 new releases, new Hawaiian cards, Patrick Ching's 50th Birthday, Maui Festival, Father't Day, Alaska, Las Vegas classes and more...
Patrick Ching Art Locations -

Some of the great places to get art by Patrick Ching are Sweet Home Waimanalo Café and Market in Waimanalo managed by Joanne Kapololu. This was the site of our original Naturally Hawaiian Gallery and is our company's headquarters and location for our realistic painting workshops on Oahu. The famous Naturally Hawaiian horse "Kimo" still lives here. Watch for the interesting history of Kimo in our next newsletter. Now you can see great art and gifts as well as get a great fresh meal in the heart of Waimanalo. We're right near McDonalds. Just look for the red building with Kimo and a new mural of Waimanalo Beach outside. Ask if Patrick is in town when you come inside. Look for more about Sweet Home Waimanalo in an upcoming newsletter.

On Kauai go to Patrick Ching Art Gallery in the Princeville Center. Sally Stuffmann is a wonderful artist and great customer care specialist who is now running the gallery and doing a great job of it. We opened this gallery here on the north shore of Kauai because people here are so very interested in the wildlife around them; probably because there is so much wildlife to see here. This is the place where Patrick spends most of his time so when you visit there be sure to ask if he is on island.



The Kilauea Lighthouse Visitor Center is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and is where Patrick lived and worked as a ranger for several years in the 80's and 90's.
This is a great place to actually see in real life the animals in Patrick Ching's art. Maria and Judy are a couple of the people that make this place work so well. More...

Maui Festival -


The Ritz Carlton Maui Arts Festival was a wonderful event as many of Hawaii’s favorite artist and musicians joined with the community to partake of a weekend of art and sharing.

This year I orchestrated a mural inspired by Henry Kapono. “A Beautiful Hawaiian Day” was completed by many artists young and old. It was an honor to meet Jean Michel Cousteau who contributed the Ambassadors of The Environment program for young naturalists. I also got to paint with Newsman Guy Hagi, Kim Gennaula and family and Trisha Kehaulani Watson and son. Evelin Kekesi was my co-artist on this project and we had a great time and produced two murals of our favorite things.

The biggest part of this event for me was the ‘awa ceremony in which the artists renew their vows to keep art alive and share it unselfishly with everyone we can. Mahalo Clifford Nae’ole and the Ritz Carlton Kapalua for the invitation to participate in this meaningful event.

Lehua Elementary Artist in the School program -

I had the great privilege to teach at Lehua Elementary last month as a prelude to creating a mural at the school next year. It was a special bonus to do drawing sessions with the teachers and parents as well as the kids. The featured endangered animal the 2nd graders were studying was the wrinkled hornbill. They made a variety of fundraising products like shirts and stickers with the art we did in class.

Polo - Father's Day, Sunday June 17 in Mokuleia -

Come join me on Father's Day at Polo as Hawaii takes on New Zealand in Mokule‘ia Oahu. I'll be there with art and books available for autographing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Waikiki Aquarium's monk seal program. Today polo is enjoying its greatest popularity in Hawaii as teams from all over the world come to compete, enjoy polo, horses, and North Shore Oahu's famous beachfront polo field. See you on Father's Day at polo!

Nostalgic Notes - Hawaiian Postcards -


Many of you have been requesting some of the pencil drawings that I did in the 1980’s and they are now available in note cards again. These sepia-toned cards feature Hawaiian birds like the ‘I‘iwi, Koa’e Kea, ‘Alala, Pueo and ‘Io. I began doing these drawings to accompany the articles I wrote for the Ka Wai Ola o OHA newspaper. The column called Naturally Hawaiian featured a different native plant or animal each month for many years. These cards are blank inside for writing and have informative text on the back about the animal that inspired the art. More...

NEW IMAGE RELEASE - 5/1/2012 - Glimmering Tide




Glimmering Tide is a scene from one of my favorite surf spots. In the foreground the leaves of the false kamani tree turn red before they fall in the winter. In the distance the coconut trees loom over a perfect wave that seems to fade into the glimmering sea. View details / buy today

NEW IMAGE RELEASE - 5/1/2012 - Princess Popoki




Popoki is the Hawaiian pronunciation for "cat". This one is shown here in a royal setting. Cats were brought to Hawaii aboard western sailing vessels and became a valued pet among Hawaiians. Captain cook wrote of an incident where a favorite cat had fallen overboard and a native greeting canoe retrieved it and returned it to his ship. View details / buy today

NEW IMAGE RELEASE - 5/1/2012 - Crystal Blue




The crystal waters of south Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is a perfect cooling spot on a hot Hawaiian day. A honu takes a breat as it looks at a shelf of lava rock. "I like the way the crystal water twists the shades of green and blue together" says artist Patrick Ching who's mother is from Kona. View details / buy today

New Available Originals w/ Great Prices -
PATRICK FIVE-O - This is your official invitation to join me at Correa Ranch on June 3 from 4-8pm as my friends and I look back at what happened in the last half a century and make plans for the future. Dig out your 70's duds and dress up FIVE-O Style. Come enjoy the beautiful country atmosphere overlooking Rabbit Island at the south mauka end of Waimanalo Town. This will be a potluck so bring something to share and also whatever you'd like to drink. The BBQ fire will be going. Please don't bring presents; just your presence is a blessing enough. Art and Books will be available for signing too. Let me know if you'd like to attend by clicking here to email me.

Special Events - June - June 3, 4pm-8pm PATRICK FIVE-O BBQ at Correa Ranch, Waimanalo.

June 17- Noon to 6pm, Father’s Day Polo in Mokule‘ia, Oahu.
Art available - a portion of sales to benefit the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

Call out to Las Vegas and Alaska -

To my friends in Las Vegas, I'll be coming to you in July. My friends in Alaska, I'll see you in August. Please let me know if you'd like to do a Realistic Painting Workshop with me or even if you would like to sponsor a workshop in your town. Or maybe just take me fishing! Woot Woot!

NEW - HELP HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL - Patrick will donate 10% of each Giclée image purchase with a Hawaiian Monk Seal in the image - View Hawaiian Monk Seal art images. Purchase a Giclée image with Hawaiian Monk Seal and Patrick will donate 10% of the proceeds to a non profit organization who mission is to help save the Hawaiian Monk Seal. View details / buy today

20% Off All Hawaii Art Matted Prints


GREAT DEAL - LIMITED TIME! Purchasing a Patrick Ching matted print is a cost effective way to own excellent Hawaii Art. Prices range from $16.00 - $64.00 More...

LEARN HOW TO PAINT DVD IS A HIT -
VIEW TESTIMONIALS!

At long last the Painting Nature with Patrick Ching DVDs have arrived and are here. You've heard a lot about it. I feel it is the best gift you could get the artist in your life!

Featuring over six hours of instruction!

If I wanted to be the best painter I could, I would jump at this opportunity. The DVD will include my process of an entire painting and also a special Genesis painting workshop.

Only $100.00 Click here purchase DVD

New: Art Instruction Video / DVD - Realistic Painting Package by Patrick Ching - Package includes:
Learn why Patrick highly recommends using the Genesis Artist Oils

Only $450.00 Click here to buy today

Original Hawaii Art For Sale - Now is a great time to consider owning a Patrick Ching original. An art collector made a good offer for one of my originals, Kahili Beach, and is now the happy owner of a Patrick Ching original. Click here to view Patrick Ching's available originals and consider making a offer.

Includes FREE 9x12 gicle’e of the image too!

All reasonable offers submitted online are sent directly to and considered by Patrick Ching. Click here to view available originals

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
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- View Patrick's coming art classes and workshops... very popular
MAY SCHEDULE

May 27th, 2012 - Kauai - 10am - 2pm (SOLD OUT)
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

JUNE SCHEDULE

June 9th, 2012 - Big Island - 10am-5pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Waimea Artists' Guild
Cost: : $175
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June 10th, 2012 - Big Island - 10am-5pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Waimea Artists' Guild
Cost: : $175
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June 16th, 2012 - Oahu - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Waimanalo, Naturally Hawaiian Arts Halau
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

June 24th, 2012 - Kauai - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

JULY SCHEDULE

July 1st, 2012 - Kauai - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

July 7th, 2012 - Oahu - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Waimanalo, Naturally Hawaiian Arts Halau
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

July 15th, 2012 - Kauai - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

July 31th, 2012 - Las Vegas - 10am - 3pm (5 Hour Class)
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Las Vegas
Cost: : $150
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AUGUST SCHEDULE

August 12th, 2012 - Kauai - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

August 19th, 2012 - Oahu - 10am - 2pm
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Waimanalo, Naturally Hawaiian Arts Halau
Cost: : $113 includes 8x10 canvas ($100 Class - $13 Canvas)

August 25th, 2012 - Anchorage Alaska - 10am - 3pm (5 Hour Class)
Title: Realistic Nature Painting Workshop
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Cost: : $150
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NEW PHOTOS
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- Great new photos
Drawing monk seals at the Waikiki Aquarium


Maui Celebration of Arts Collaborative Mural


Puttin' down the purple


Another day at the office


Alaysia's Humu wins Kauai Family Magazine Art Contest


Last Year's workshop in Vegas


The Van Zyles in Alaska, two thousand & sumpin. Iditarod Artist John Van Zyle


Maui Talent


Paint your own Paradise


Four hours from a white canvas to this!


Shining attitude lights up the day!


The real reason why our customers are the happiest in the world!



RECENT TESTIMONIALS
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ART - John J Megara - Date - 4/16/2012

ArtI purchased a print as a graduation gift in 2008 as I love Patrick's work and the graduate was leaving Oahu to go to DC. It's 4 years later and she's graduating college and still considers my gift a treasure she plans to keep forever.Mahalo and Aloha Patrick View more Art testimonials

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Hawaii Art Classes and Workshops
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