So back to the painting...
Our friend (and artist), Giorgio gave me some pointers. He has a special technique for the stars that I learned from him. It was so fun! I did the palm trees with a palette knife which made them more 3D-like (which you can't quite see from the picture).
This picture was taken at the Hanapepe Art Walk this past Friday. In front of us is Giorgio and his wife, and next to me is our friend who works on one of the tour boats.