Saturday, February 26, 2011

Work Day In Paradise


I decided to take a break from the palette knife and do some brush painting.
We have been having perfect weather here in the Islands the past few days. Just makes you want to drop everything, head for the beach and do nothing but veg.

Tasks for the day: observe the gorgeous scenery, read your favorite book, suck up a few Island Mai Tai's, take a long nap under the shade of the swaying coconut palms.

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"Work Day In Paradise"
8x10 original oil painting.

MAHALO for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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Friday, February 11, 2011

Memories Of Kahala


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The beach at the Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu is a great place to spend the day. It is quite scenic, with it’s turquoise calm waters and picture perfect little palm tree island. In the distance, you can see the looming craters of Koko Head. Take a dip in the ocean, or head over to their lagoon for a dolphin encounter. This beach is a great setting for a Hawaiian Style Wedding, as well. You will never forget your “Memories Of Kahala” !

"Memories Of Kahala" is an 8 x 10 original oil palette knife painting.

MAHALO for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PARADISE LAGOON & some fun tikis too !


My inspiration for “Paradise Lagoon” comes from the tropical sheer mountain cliffs that make up the Marquesas Islands, but is not taken from a real location. It is an image in my mind. A place that I dream does exist, and that maybe one day I will discover.

Some of my most enjoyable paintings are ones that come from my imagination.

I was particularly happy when it came time to frame this piece. I found a simple frame that went perfectly with the subject, but also added a fun element to it, as well. From a distance, the frame looks like tropical carved wood, but on closer inspection, you see that the carvings are actually of little tiki heads!!

What better way to surround a fun little tiki hut in the middle of the South Pacific!!


"Paradise Lagoon" is a 20 x 24 original oil palette knife painting.

MAHALO for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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