Afternoon on the Water, Kailua, Oahu, 6 x 8

A hot afternoon painting in the shade on Kaelepulu Canal in Kailua. The mountain range is the Ko’olau’s, rising dramatically behind this community on the windward side of Oahu. The light on the water and the reflections of the Ironwoods in the left foreground attracted me to this scene but I think the detail of …

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Sailboats at Rest, Hanalei, 8 x 10

What do sailboats think about when not plying the waves? I think they dream of their next adventures while waiting patiently to be put into the water. Here is my painting of two Sailboats dreaming while awaiting their next adventures on the beach at Hanalei.

“Moloa’a”, 8 x 6, oil on acid free board

We’d had thunderstorms all week of our vacation in Hawaii and this day was no exception. It was windy and threatening rain on this little beach at Moloa’a, Kauai. I set up under some Kamani trees that offered some shelter from the wind and watched the dance of clouds and light. By watching and waiting …

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“View of Ha’ena from Kenomene Beach” 7 x 9, oil on panel

This is the famous “Bali Hai” view (this location was used in the movie South Pacific) seen from a small cove below Princeville Ranch. The color of the water is really that color turquoise when the sun comes out. The intensity of the colors can be overwhelming and inspiring. The weather was pretty changeable and …

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Sailboats at Anchor, Hanalei, HI

I painted this piece from the end of the Hanalei Pier. The weather had been stormy with fog and clouds blowing in waves from ocean to shore. I had to set up, wait and have faith but eventually my patience was rewarded with a clear crystalline view of Ha’ena and the sailboats bobbing in the …

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“Kaneohe Bay from He’eia” , oil on panel, 12 x 8

He’eia is a park on a point that reaches out into the ocean on the North Shore of Oahu. It has a a view of Kaneohe Bay and the Ko’olau Mountains. The Ko’olau’s are an ancient volanic formation with deep dramatic valleys, forming a surface like curtain folds across the range. The sun hits them …

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“Ironwoods and Outriggers”, Oil on Panel, 8 x 6

Outrigger canoes and the people who paddle them are everywhere in Hawaii, but the little town of Kailua on Oahu is a major hub of watercraft activity, where the canoes are lined up in the shade of the Ironwood trees awaiting their next adventure in the hands of a capable paddler. The canoes are brightly …

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