Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Endurance" - Windswept Tree on Beach (Oil Seascape Painting by Hawaii Seascape Artist Carol Reynolds)

"Endurance"  (Matthew 24:13)
6" x 12" oil on gallery wrap canvas

This oil seascape of a windswept tree on the beach in Kapaa, Kauai, has been on my mind to paint for a long time.   I admire trees and their character; each tree is unique and has a different story to tell.   This particular one could really tell some whoppers, judging from its weather formed shape.   

It is painted with exceptional artist oils and, since it is on gallery wrap canvas and the sides are also painted, you need not frame it.    However, I always recommend a nice frame for a more elegant presentation.

Please contact me at reynoldsrenditions@gmail.com to purchase this new work.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fishermen At Kailua Bay For Halalu Run - Oil Seascape by Hawaii artist Carol Reynolds

"Fishermen at Kailua Bay - Halalu Run"
8" x 16" oil on canvas

This oil seascape shows fishermen with their net anticipating a good catch of Halalu, which are juvenile akule, a fish indigenous to Hawaii and often called "Big Eyed" scad.   They can be eaten or used for bait for much larger fish.    I was at the right place at the right time to snap reference photos of the fishermen at Kailua Beach on Oahu.    

The peninsula in the background is known as Mokapu peninsula, as well as King Kamehameha's Turtle.   Legend says that the "Turtle" hides a secret underwater tunnel that King Kamehameha  used to travel to the island of Molokai.  This peninsula is now home to Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.

To purchase this painting, please contact me at reynoldsrenditions@gmail.com

Below is a video of  people fishing for halalu at Waimea Bay, another beach on Oahu.

Thank you for viewing my art.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Kayaks In Paradise (Oil Landscape - Hawaii)

"Kayaks In Paradise"
16" x 20" oil on canvas

This oil landscape of kayaks on the Kawainui Canal in Kailua on the island of Oahu is near Kailua Beach Park.  In fact, the Kawainui Canal empties into the ocean there (in the unseen foreground).   Everyone refers to Hawaii as "Paradise", thus the title of the painting.

For more information on this area and photographs, please visit my photography blog here .

To purchase or inquire about this oil painting, please contact me at reynoldsrenditions@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Yellow Kayak at Kailua Beach, Hawaii (Oil Seascape)

"Yellow Kayak at Kailua Beach, Hawaii
6" x 6" oil on archival gessobord 

Kailua Beach at Kailua Bay is on the windward side (Eastern shore) of the island of Oahu.  It is a delightful beach the entire family can enjoy.   Nearby is a place to rent kayaks that can be used to go explore smaller, nearby offshore islands.   

Contact me at reynoldsrenditions@gmail.com to purchase or inquire.   

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jim McVicker - Landscape, Seascape, Still Life Oil Painter (Video)

I have long admired Jim McVicker's still life work, but when I saw the video  "Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing" I was extremely impressed with his landscapes and seascapes as well.  Unfortunately, when I go to YouTube to download this documentary about him and his work, it is nowhere to be found.  It is a 30 minute video and if you go straight to YouTube you may find it.    Below is another video.... it is not a "how to paint" video, but rather a visit to his studio where you may see samples of his work.  Enjoy !!

I will post more of my own new works soon.

Artist Update:  I watched this video again all the way through, and when the video ends there is a link to several videos , including the one "Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing" which is 30 minutes long and is a documentary on the artist and his work and shows some beautiful California scenery while  McVicker paints plein air.  I wish I were more computer savvy ; hopefully that link will always appear at the end of the above  video and you may view it easily.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Orchid Grace

"Orchid Grace"
9" x 12" oil on gallery wrap canvas

I am not familiar with the proper name of this white orchid in the oil painting above, but I thought the title "Orchid Grace" fit it rather well.