Thursday, March 31, 2011

MORNING MOORING


I imagine what it would be like, waking up to the slight bobbing up and down in one of these little boats, waiting for the morning light to tell me it is time to start another wonderful day in Paradise!

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"MORNING MOORING"
16x20 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stairway to Heaven....... or Hell ?!?!???!?!?!


KOKO CRATER, Oahu Hawaii

This is one of my original palette knife oil paintings featuring Koko Crater, on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. It is the tallest extinct volcano on the island, and is known for it's famous
"Railway Hike".
A very steep one mile, 1200 ft. elevation gain "steps" track, remnants of an old WWII tram system, that will take you to the top of the crater for an amazing view.
(if you can survive the lung burning cardio hike up)

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I painted this view of Koko Crater from a photo I took out on our kayak, looking in towards shore. The Portlock area homes can be seen in the foreground. Many people confuse Koko Crater with "Koko Head", but "Koko Head" is the smaller crater just south of Koko Crater, skirting Hanauma Bay.

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Monday, March 21, 2011

HIDDEN TROPICS


There are still some undiscovered palm lined coves out there in the vast Pacific and Atlantic oceans, just waiting for you to stumble upon. Here is your very own tropical sanctuary. It could be any Hawaiian, Tahitian, Caribbean, or South Pacific dream location you can think of!

This is one of my newest original palette knife oil paintings titled
"Hidden Tropics".

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I was particularly happy with the color variations of the palm fronds. The palette knife has an amazing way of giving an overall casual feel, but upon closer inspection, you see all the different textures and colors that give the painting much more character.

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Friday, March 18, 2011

PASTEL SKIES OF WAIKIKI

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"Pastel Skies Of Waikiki"
is one of my latest original framed 4x6 oil paintings.
What more perfect way to spend the day than sailing under the colorful evening skies of Waikiki, with the world famous landmark of Hawaii, Diamond Head, as your backdrop.

I enjoy working on a small scale with the palette knife. This painting was a mixture of palette knife and brush. I found that painting the sky and clouds with the knife seems to give the piece more “energy”. Maybe it is because the clouds have more thickness and texture than I could achieve only using the brush.

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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

DREAMSICLE SUNSET IN PARADISE


This is fun sunset painting I recently finished. I thought an appropriate name for it would be
"Dreamsicle Sunset In Paradise"
because as I was mixing the beautiful array of orange colors to add into the sky, my palette resembled a melting creamy dreamsicle!!

I love to create secret little Paradise places in my mind, and this particular painting could represent any of the wonderful tropical locals on this earth. Whether it be the Caribbean, Hawaii, or somewhere deep in the South Pacific, the little tiki~style shack set on a long pier overlooking the beautiful glittering ocean is the perfect place to enjoy the evening light show of the tropics!!

"Dreamsicle Sunset In Paradise"
is a 16x20 original oil palette knife painting, and comes framed in an Island Style solid wood frame with liner.


MAHALO for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Beautiful Koolau's" ACEO


Here is my latest original palette knife miniature ACEO oil painting.

It is titled
"Beautiful Koolau's"
and features the breathtaking Koolau Mountain range with Chinaman's Hat in the distance and Kaneohe Bay in the foreground. Oahu, Hawaii
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I was very pleased with the detail I was able to obtain in such a small piece.
This is an actual miniature oil painting done entirely with a single palette knife.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DIAMOND HEAD HAWAII


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"Diamond Head Hawaii" is one of my original framed 4x6 palette knife paintings.

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LANIKAI SAIL


Lanikai is such a gorgeous beach, with the beautiful Mokulua Islands calling you to come out for a visit. Good thing you have a sailboat, as it would be quite a swim!
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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!


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Friday, March 4, 2011

TWO NEW ACEO's


I have been spending the past few weeks painting up some small original ACEO's, using only my single large palette knife. It has been quite a challenge, painting so small, but also very rewarding to see the outcome. It really helps you learn to use the knife several different ways to get the results you want.

Diamond Head Oahu Hawaii ACEO
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"My Secret Island" ACEO
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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !


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