Hawaiian coffee farm animals

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - student project

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 1 - student project

 

Thank you Liz for a fun and inspiring class! As you can see I normally use a lot more colors in my artwork and found it quite the challenge to use only 5. And I've come to love it! No more pondering about what colors to use but more what the colors can do for you. The artwork looks way more coherent, too. 

 

This series is connected to our little James Bean coffee farm in Kona, Hawai'i. We have quite a few different animals roaming around, among them wild pigs, lots of birds, insects, lizards, chameleons, owls ... and cats :-)

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 2 - student project

 

The egrits love to sit on the tractor when we mow the grass, and watch out for insects scrambling away. The plants in the background are coffee leaves and coffee cherries. 

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 3 - student project

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 4 - student project

BC kitty would indeed be very interested in a praying mantis but probably also a bit intimidated ;-)

The plants in the background are 'ulu (breadfruit)

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 5 - student project

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 6 - student project

 

Meet Michael the Jackson chameleon! He loves coffee. 

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 7 - student project

 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 8 - student project

 

Wild pigs come usually early in the morning or at night to roam the premises in search for water or food scraps like bananas that have fallen off the tree. 

Hawaiian coffee farm animals - image 9 - student project

 

Keiko Saile / The Aloha Studios
Artist | Tropical plant lover
Teacher