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 …

Read More

“Happy Hour”, gouache, 10 x 8

Post-hunt, these foxhounds descended on an inviting pond to quench their thirst. I thought it was quite a cheerful scene, especially with all those wagging arced tails, like corsairs bobbing across a rippling sea. SOLD

“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 …

Read More

“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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

“Ha’ena Evening”, Oil on Panel, 10 x 7.5

Painting quickly always makes me uncomfortable, which means that I should do more of it. Much more. This piece was one of those uncomfortable quick paintings. Even worse, with the sun going down and the light fading. My friend Yvonne and I set up on the cliff at Pali Kekua in Princeville, HI just as …

Read More