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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First Summer, Gouache on Acid Free board, 6 x 8 (15 x 17 Framed)

I was struck by the interaction between this mare and foal. Certainly it was not unusual to see such affection between a mother and baby, but I wanted to capture this close relationship where they were so clearly each others whole world, and suddenly they are aware of being observed by the viewer.

Diamond Head during the Rainy Season, 6 x 8

Usually when I’ve painted Diamond Head in the past it’s been during the dry heat of late Summer.  This day was unusual because of the amount of rain there had been and how green the slopes were.  I enjoyed using green and gold where there usually would be brown and gold.  The blue in the …

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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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Morning Haze, Hanalei, Kauai, 6 x 8

I never get tired of painting this view of Ha’ena from Kenomene Beach. On this trip we had rain and clouds, which made the view hazy and the colors muted. The turquoise color of the water, always so unbelievable, was pale, reflecting the sky’s gentler mood after the heat of Summer.