Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sunrises, Whale Tails, & Another Painting

I hope 2012 is off to a great start for you!

What a wonderful first four days of the new year I have had – painting and surfing every single day! Our island has been experiencing a bad case of VOG (similar to smog , but caused by the volcano - not people - pollution) the past few days. The mountains can hardly be seen, but the vog makes for some UNREAL BEAUTIFUL sunrises and sunsets!

Since we like to surf very early in the morning to avoid the crowds, we are usually paddling out before the sun comes up. And then… there it is! A HUGE bright red round ball popping up above the horizon!
"AMAZING" is all you can think! And to make it even more magical, we have lately been entertained by playful humpback whales breaching in the distance.

I am very thankful to be living in such a gorgeous place, doing what I LOVE to do each and every day ! This wonderful early morning surf image has been ingrained in my mind. Maybe one day I will try to recreate it on canvas, but until then….
here is one of my latest palette knife paintings.

Have a great day!

This is an original palette knife oil painting of the Portlock area of Hawaii Kai, located on the south east end of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
The extinct volcanic crater in the background is Koko Head.
Just beyond that lies the magical underwater nature preserve of Hanauma Bay.

Portlock is a very desirable area to live, with homes on and near the water in a beautiful tropical setting. And when the surf is up, "China Walls" located just off the point, is a great place to catch some awesome lefts!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!


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