Monday, March 29, 2010

Hamakua Marsh - Finished Painting

Final details and color corrections in the water and
foreground . This was pretty much the scene in reality;
not much change except in the sky.

16" x 20" Acrylic

Hamakua Marsh - Stage 2

Thicker, richer color and some detail added here,
but still a long way until completion. I had such a
strong emotional attachment to this scene that it
there was a wonderful "flow" and the painting just
came alive all on its own.

Hamakua Marsh - Stage 1

This is the beginning stage, where I loosely block in
color and shapes in acrylic paint or in oils. This painting
was completed entirely in acrylics. This first layer of paint
is very thin, and that is very necessary to do when painting
with oils..."fat over lean".

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Singapore Plumeria

What a wonderful variety of Plumeria in
Hawaii. The Singapore Plumeria is the most fragrant of all.

4" x 6" Acrylic

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Good Life

More than one residence shown here
at Diamondhead beach.
Truly living at its best in Paradise.

4" X 6" Acrylic

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pink Torch Ginger #2

Several types of ginger are found in Hawaii.
This painting is a good companion for the previous
post "Just Peachy - Hibiscus". I did not paint
both at the same time, but loved the colors so much
in one that I painted the next one similiar.

12" x 16" Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Peachy - Hibiscus

Experimented with color here.
I love to paint flowers and
still lifes as well as seascapes and

12" x 16" Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Friday, March 12, 2010

Driftwood at Diamondhead Beach

Amazing how a piece of driftwood adds such interest to a painting. It's shape and twists give the driftwood character and almost a personality. But then, live trees are full of character as well. Must paint some live trees soon. Started a new, larger landscape today; but the trees in it are secondary,not the main attraction.

4" x 6" Acrylic

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Making Ripples (Hawaiian Moorhen)

24" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery wrap canvas
Took many reference photos at
Hamakua Marsh in Kailua on Oahu.
This is only the beginning of what I
hope to paint from several trips there.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

On The Beach - Kailua

Kailua Beach on Oahu has been called
one of the most beautiful beaches in the
world. I have taken many reference
photos there and can't wait to do more
paintings of the area. Yes, I work
primarily from my photos, but plan
to try more plein-air paintings in the near
future. Sometimes I just paint a scene
purely from imagination, but most
collectors appreciate a local scene.
4" x 6" Acrylic

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Diamondhead Lighthouse

Light and breezy day at Diamondhead
Miniature study for
a larger painting.
Somehow this ended up being more
impressionistic than my usual realistic

4" x 6" Acrylic


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Near Bellows Beach

This is one of my recent miniatures which I intend to paint more of daily.

4"x6" Acrylic

Gotcha! Black-Crowned Night Heron

This painting won an award at the Windward Artists Guild 49th Annual Open Exhibition May 2009

12" x 16" Acrylic