Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rain Clouds - Sunny Plumeria

"Rain Clouds - Sunny Plumeria"
6" x 8" Oil on linen panel 

Just finished this miniature a few minutes ago.   I had misplaced my reference photo that I intended to use for this painting....could not find it I painted this from memory and imagination.   The yellow plumeria complement the blues nicely.    

Below are two reference photographs of mine that will give you a hint of what else is on the easel right now.

This longhorn I photographed in Michigan.   When I lived in Texas I took very few pictures of longhorn cattle; just wasn't that interested in painting them back then.   

This is a scene somewhere in Texas.  I believe I will make that a wooden windmill when I finish working on the painting.   Please check back soon to view the new work.

Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bluebonnets On The Farm

"Bluebonnets On The Farm"
6" x 8" Oil on linen on panel 

This was completed this afternoon (Wednesday).   Hope you enjoy !   I have mentioned before that I lived in Texas for several years and this painting is based on one of my reference photos.   

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Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Horses Of Course

"February - Kauai"
8" x 10" Oil on stretched canvas

Recently I realized this is the only painting I have available with horses in it.   It is time I paint more horses!  Below are some photos taken on the North Shore of Oahu recently.

I took around 40 shots of these horses that day....too many to post here  :-)    Below are some photos I took a few years ago on what I believe was North Padre Island in Texas.... we visited South Padre Island as well so my memory is not too clear, but I am pretty sure it was North Padre Island.

I really have my work cut out for me !   Right now I am working on two miniature farm scenes, and I may add horses to one of them.   I rather like the idea of painting the horses on the sand dunes.  Their owner was nearby when I shot these photos.    

Thank you for stopping by to visit today !

Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Falls At Nuuanu Stream

Falls At Nuuanu Stream
16" x 12" Oil on panel

This scene is near downtown Honolulu in a small park.  I hope to create more paintings from my reference photos of this area.   That is pale pink ginger flowers in the foreground and they were actually there in reality; I did not add them from my imagination.  

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Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tomato Sandwich Portrait

"Tomato Sandwich Portrait"
8" x 8" Oil on canvas

This painting was completed a few minutes ago.  I started it this past October but put it aside for awhile to work on other paintings.   To view the work in progress then go here    Below is another photo of this painting as a WIP.

Yesterday I ran errands and also went to Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki and took several photos there of the waterfowl and other things.   Below is a shot from the beach at the Hilton.

This photo would make a good painting.  To see more of the photos I took at the Hilton please go here

Now back to the easel !

Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hello Halo (Seascape - Full Moon)

"Hello Halo"
6" x 12" Oil on canvas

This painting was finished earlier today (Tuesday) and I am rather pleased with the results; it is my first time to paint a moon with a "halo".  It is on stretched canvas and the sides of the canvas are also  painted so you do not need to frame it; however, I recommend framing all paintings to give them the quality look they deserve.  This scene is not a typical Hawaiian beach... more like Florida or the East Coast beaches.  It was created totally from my imagination except I have taken several photographs of the moon with a halo.

Below is a much improved version of my earlier post of the landscape with a rainbow.   I liked it so much I made it my new "Header" at the top of this blog.

"Somewhere Under The Rainbow"
6" x 12" Oil on canvas

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Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Monday, December 19, 2011

Somewhere Below The Rainbow

"Somewhere Below The Rainbow"
6" x 12" Oil on canvas

I guess the less said the better; not sure what to make of this painting I just finished today.   I might "tweak" the rainbow some more after it dries.   It definitely is more impressionistic than my usual work, perhaps because I completely made this scene up in my imagination.  It started out as a seascape with the same sky and rainbow but I just felt the urge to turn it into a landscape.   Let me know your thoughts about this  painting.

Studio :  Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stroll At Waimea Bay

"Stroll AT Waimea Bay"
12" x 16" Acrylic on canvas

This is a scene painted from photographs taken on a previous trip to Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu.  The water was calm in this painting and the lifeguard boat was placed behind the lifeguard station at that time; they move the boat to a different location now and then.   Below is a photo I took this past Friday similar to this scene in the painting.

The lifeguard boat was in front of the lifeguard station this past Friday and the bottom photo gives you an idea of how high the surf was then.   It was suppose to peak at 18 to 22 feet that day.   The lifeguards had to keep announcing to the public that it was not safe to swim and that there were rip currents.   The waves were just awesome and I must go to some other beaches on the North Shore again real soon.

Yesterday I began two small seascapes so please return again soon .

Studio:   Carol Reynolds
              P O Box 22246
              Honolulu, Hawaii   96823-2246

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Surf's Up - Chun's Reef

"Surf's Up - Chun's Reef "
12" x 16" Acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas

This is a painting I completed some time ago, but thought I would post it again because yesterday I took off to go on a photo shoot of the North Shore as the surf was suppose to be 18 to 22 feet high.  I visited 3 different beaches, including Chun's Reef.    Below are some photographs taken yesterday at Chun's Reef.

The surf was just spectacular yesterday!  I really came alive and was full of enthusiastic joy at the wonderful sight.   Below is a shot taken from Chun's Reef looking towards Waimea Bay.

On my photography blog I posted some photos taken at Waimea Bay; you can view them by going here

Now it is back to the easel again for a few days; however, I want to make another trip to the North Shore of Oahu very soon when the surf is up .   In the winter the North Shore has the highest surf on the island, and people come from all over the world to witness it and the championship surf contests held there.   

Please return again soon for new paintings.

Studio:  Carol Reynolds
             P O Box 22246
             Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2246

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gerbera Buzz

"Gerbera Buzz"
8" x 8" Oil on stretched canvas

This is still wet paint !   It is finished  but I believe I will have to photograph it again when I finish it's "mate", another gerbera painting I posted earlier as a work in progress. Hope you enjoy this new painting. I rather like the bees and plan to do more paintings depicting bees.  Send me an email for purchase information.  

             Carol Reynolds
Studio:  P O Box 22246
             Honolulu, HI 96823-2246

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rainbow Over The Moon

Yesterday morning at daybreak I was thrilled to capture this photograph of a beautiful rainbow over the moon !  You have probably already guessed that I will just HAVE to paint this soon.....maybe in a seascape.   Just wanted to share this with you this morning .   You may see more of my "moonscapes" by going here   

Yesterday other obligations kept me away from the easel, but not so today.   In a few minutes I will begin working on (and hopefully finishing) the two paintings of  gerbera with bees that I posted previously.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting today !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ain't She Pretty ! (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle)

"Ain't She Pretty"
24" x 24" Acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas

I have noticed on my statistics to this blog that many people are searching for turtles - on the Web, that is.
Since this blog started out being mainly a showcase for my miniature paintings, I had never posted this larger painting before of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, which is found only in Hawaiian waters and is on the endangered list and carefully monitored.  This one is resting on the beach and sometimes they take naps while sunbathing.   I have taken many reference photos of these marvelous creatures....mostly on the North Shore of Oahu.   Hopefully I will find time to paint another one again soon.   

Thank you for visiting today !

Works In Progress - Gerbera Daisies And Bees

These are works in progress I first posted this past Saturday.   The bottom painting still has quite a ways to go to completion, and the first image with two bees and two gerbera I might be able to finish the next time I work on it.    I rather like the interest the bees give the paintings.  I need to take more reference photos of bees in different "poses".   Let me know what you think .

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Works In Progress - Gerbera

The paintings shown here on my easel are works in progress of pink gerbera daisies. They are each 8" x 8" oil on canvas.   I do not think I will finish them today but thought you would like to see what I have been working on this morning. I am thinking of including bees in the upper section of each painting...just for fun !

Below are my reference photos I took a few months ago of these flowers purchased at a florist.

Stayed tuned for the finished paintings !

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pink Statement - Hibiscus

"Pink Statement"  
12" x 12" Acrylic on canvas

This is fresh and brand new on the easel !  Hope you enjoy !

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Full Moon At Dawn (Hawaii)

Full Moon At Dawn
5" x 7" Acrylic on canvas on panel

I finished this painting a few minutes ago; it is one I had mentioned in an earlier post that I had been working on.    Sometimes it is difficult to know when a painting is finished.  But then, perhaps it is like Paul Gardner has said, "A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places."  
This scene is based on a photograph I took on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Below is a better photograph of my wood duck painting I posted previously.

"Oh So Blue"
12" x 16" Acrylic on panel

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh So Blue - Drake Wood Duck

Oh So Blue 
12" x 16" Acrylic on panel

This was finished in the wee hours this morning (Friday).    The blue water is really very blue, but this photo exaggerates the blue a bit.  I rather like how the water turned out, especially the refreshing blue.   Let me know what you think.

             Carol Reynolds
Studio : P O Box 22246
             Honolulu, HI  96823-2246