Friday, April 10, 2015

STILL ON THE MAINLAND



Not quite sure why, but I am still in the mood to paint pine trees, snow, and log cabins much more than palm trees, turquoise water, and tiki huts. Call me crazy, but I can only paint what I feel. So this past week has once again been dedicated to the beautiful sights of Utah and the Grand Tetons.

"Happy Solitude"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Wildflower Surprise"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Mt. Moran"
Grand Tetons
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Wildflower Trail To Buck Mountain"
Alaska Basin ~ Grand Tetons
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Blue Screen Door"
Mormon Row Cabin ~ Grand Tetons
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM DA MAINLAND!


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

A KNIFE TRIP TO UTAH



March is quickly coming to a close, which means so is the winter season in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. A sad reminder that we were once again unable to make it back this year for our wonderful snowboarding trips.
Luckily, that's where my knife steps in. This past week, I did get to spend the days in Utah, reliving some of my fondest memories. Although it isn't as nice as actually being there, my knife was able to take me back to one of my favorite places without even having to pack!
Hopefully one day soon we will get back to Utah for real, but until then, the knife makes an ok substitute.

"Beaver Dam"
Silver Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

Silver Lake is located between Solitude and Brighton. In the winter, it becomes part of the Solitude Nordic Center system of cross-country skiing trails. In the summer, there is a wonderful boardwalk that you can hike around the lake. The moose like to hang out here because the marshy areas provide an abundance of aquatic vegetation for them.


"Kessler Peak"
Big Cottonwood Canyon
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

Kessler Peak is a very scenic spot in both summer and winter. In the summer, you can hike the trail to the summit, and in the winter, it makes a fantastic backdrop for a fun sledding area. Just make sure you don't end up in the creek!


"Wasatch Sunrise"
Big Cottonwood
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

This is a common sight we see while loading up the truck, getting ready for another adventure up the mountain. It's a great way to start the day!


"Bear Cabin"
Silver Fork, Big Cottonwood Canyon
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

This adorable log cabin, with the big carved wood bear out front, is what I picture for a Utah Dream Home.
It used to sit on it's own in Silver Fork. Over the years, however, many more cabins have gone up. The bear still stands, but with quite a few more neighbors.


"Boarding Up"
Brighton
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

Nothing beats a good fun powder day at Brighton!
This is the Snake Creek Express, which takes you right over "Doyle's Dive".
Doyle's can be a bit challenging, and if you see it in the summer, you will know why. It is littered with gigantic boulders all down it's face. It is almost mind boggling that it will snow enough to cover them completely. Doyle's can't fool us though, we know what lies under the surface of all that soft fluffy white magical powder!


"Doyle's Castle"
Brighton
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

This cute little log cabin can be spotted on the way up Crest Express at Brighton. In the winter months, it becomes pretty engulfed in deep snow. I don't think they'll be having many fun deck parties this time of year!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM UTAH!


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Friday, March 27, 2015

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!



A few new mini's.
Have a great weekend!

"Secret Falls"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Waimea Bay Day"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Ko Olina"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Makapu'u Morning"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Monday, March 16, 2015

MY TROPICAL MARINA VIEW


Growing up, I was lucky enough to spend my teenage years living on the marina. This was the gorgeous tropical view right outside my window. We had a ski boat, a sailboat, and kayaks, and spent almost every weekend out on the water.
Those were great family times!

"Marina View"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.


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Sunday, March 15, 2015

WAIMEA BAYDREAMIN'



Here is a scene of world famous Waimea Bay on the North Shore of
Oahu, Hawaii.
If I can't actually be there, I can sure daydream as I paint it!

Waimea Baydreamin'
20x24 Palette Knife Painting


Some close-ups.




Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Monday, March 9, 2015

MARCH SUNSETS



I've been devoting the past few weeks to tropical sunsets.

"Sunset In Paradise"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Sunset Lagoon"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


SOLD
"Sunset Hut"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"Maui Sunset SUP"
8x8 Palette Knife Painting


"Sunset Sail"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


"South Maui Sunset"
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Monday, March 2, 2015

VISITING MAUI ? ~ CHECK OUT MAUI HANDS ART GALLERIES!



Planning a Maui vacation this month?
If so, it is a great time to visit Maui Hands Art Gallery.

For the month of March, my original palette knife oil paintings will be on sale! There are several Maui Hands locations in which you can find my originals, including Paia, Makawao, and Ka'anapali.


Mahalo to Maui Hands!
I am proud to be part of this outstanding company that supports local Hawaii artists.

ALOHA FROM MAUI!


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