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This is a painting of Papailoa Beach, on Oahu's North Shore, that I recently finished. The family for whom this painting was done actually lived on Papailoa Road during their childhood. Can't imagine a much nicer backyard than this!
SOLD Papailoa Beach 11x14 Palette Knife Painting
Last year, friends of mine took me to plein air at Papailoa Beach.
It was the first time I had been there and the day was absolutely perfect!
The scenery was amazing, and what really made it special were the many large honu (turtles) that hung around in the shallow waters the entire time we painted. They lazily munched on their "Limu Salad From The Sea". Limu is the algae that grow on the rocks here. It provides the honu with a tasty snack, and the artist with some fabulous colors to paint!
Papailoa Beach 11x14 Plein Air Palette Knife Painting Painted August 15, 2013
Today's new painting. A tropical scene of a Kahana, Maui shoreline.
SOLD Kahana, Maui 8x10 Palette Knife Painting
Although I am happy that it is almost the weekend, I am not so happy that it is now week #9 and I am STILL out of surfing commission.
At least Bry & I got to witness another beautiful Sandy's sunrise.
Not the best way to start my mornings, but I can't complain.
These ribs of mine are really trying my patience, but PT is going well.
Most of my physical therapy includes swimming and paddling my board in a pool.
There is no way I could swim without this.
Being able to hear my tunes underwater is SO COOL! I have had my swimman for about 7 years now. Dean got it for me when I screwed up (literally) my knee snowboarding and had to do water PT to get walking again. SWIMMAN - one of the greatest inventions EVER!
But the palette knife has kept me busy. Just finished up another large painting that turned out to be one of my favorites so far.
I am usually not one for commission work, however, when a couple from Arizona asked me to paint a large Pa'ako Beach for them, I could not turn it down! As you probably know by now, Pa'ako is one of my favorite Maui beaches to paint.
Pa'ako Beach 18x36 SOLD
Sides painted too.
Here is the wonderful response I got when the couple received their painting:
It came today!!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much we love it!!!! It's gorgeous and the coloring and stroke marks are so perfect! I'm so very excited about this! Thank you so much!
Surfing will still have to wait a bit longer, but when I am able to create pieces like this in the meantime, life is pretty dang good - sore ribs and all!