Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tropical Shores (Re-worked) - Seascape

"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.'  Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky."  - Hafiz

"Tropical Shores"
5" x 7" oil on panel 

This oil seascape cried out to be improved from a previous post   This ocean scene is totally from my imagination although it is typical of Hawaii and other tropical beaches.   The blues are not quite as intense in the original painting as this image depicts.   
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Moonlight Drama - Seascape

"Moonlight Drama"
6" x 6" oil on gessobord panel

It was difficult to accurately photograph the various blues in this oil seascape, but this image is pretty close.  Blue seems to be the only color my camera has "issues" with   :-)     I will be working on several 6" x 6" paintings for awhile, with a larger work now and then.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Almost Heaven - Seascape painting

"Almost Heaven"
6" x 6" oil on gessobord panel 

This is a scene of the beach at Chun's Reef, on the North Shore of Oahu.  It was a breezy day with fantastic clouds.   Clouds inspire me almost as much as the ocean does.   

Saturday, September 15, 2012

By The Light Of The Moon - Black-Crowned Night Heron

"By The Light Of The Moon"
8" x 10" oil on gessobord panel

I took the reference photo of this Black-Crowned night heron at Barking Sands Beach on the island of Kauai.   It was broad daylight and there was no moon out.   While painting this, I considered adding more branches to the tree with some in front of the moon; then I decided I liked the simplicity of it without the extra tree branches.  

Monday, September 3, 2012

Mother's Help - (Beach Scene -Reworked)

"Mother's Help" (Reworked)
10" x 8" Acrylic on canvas
I reworked this older painting today, softening and refining the skin tones as well as the clothing, and I am much happier with it now.