Janet Meinke-Lau

100 Project

1 painting per day for 100 days.

The 100 Project

1 painting each day for 100 days. Days 87, 88 and 94 are the only paintings from this series available. Release of limited edition prints will be first announced to mailing list folks. Subscribe below!

Day 26 Painting

Day 26 Painting

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Naupaka by the Sea, 5x7” Watercolor on Paper

26/100

Indigenous to Hawaii, Naupaka Kahakai or beach Naupaka is a plant with thick pulpy leaves, found along the shorelines of the Hawaiian islands. When I first moved to Oahu, not only was I taken aback by the beautiful lava rock, but also the light green plants that seem to grow so well out of rock.

The Legend of Naupaka. It is said that two lovers, greatly devoted to each other, came to the attention of the Goddess Pele. Pele found the young man desirable and appeared before him as a beautiful stranger. But no matter what Pele did the lovers remained devoted to each other. Angered, Pele chased the young man into the mountains, throwing molten lava at him. Pele's sisters witnessed this and to save the young man from a certain death they changed him into the mountain Naupaka. Pele immediately went after the young woman and chased her towards the sea - but again Pele's sisters stepped in and changed the young lover into beach Naupaka. It is said that if the mountain Naupaka and beach Naupaka flowers are reunited, the two young lovers will be together again. (Source: instanthawaii.com)

This original painting will be signed and dated. Comes unmatted and unframed.

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(Janet Meinke-Lau, Honolulu 2019)

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