Thursday, December 27, 2012

Autumn Of Our Life

"Autumn Of  Our Life - Ecclesiastes 9:9"
12" x 16" Oil on panel 

This oil landscape is the first painting in my series concerning the paths people take in life and the good or bad consequences thereof.    I promise I will, for the most part, concentrate on the good.   :-)       I try to capture beauty in my work; there is enough bad in the world without portraying it on canvas.   The obvious beauty here is the Fall foliage ; the other beautiful thing is a married couple still in love and together in the autumn of their years.   

My reference photo for this painting was taken at the Washington Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Seattle a few years ago.  There really was an older couple in my photograph, but I changed them up a bit with their clothing in the painting.   

"Stand by the roads and look; and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."  Jeremiah 6:16

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

They Board Horses Don't They

"They Board Horses Don't They"
8" x 16" oil on panel
$ 1275

This oil landscape was inspired by a visit to Kawailoa Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu.  It is just outside the quaint artsy town of Haleiwa and near "Turtle Beach" (Laniakea) .   One of the trees on this property was featured on the TV show Lost.  

It is great to be painting again after back pain kept me from the easel for a few days.  I will go back to working on a Fall landscape next; check back soon.   

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Outta Whack

Lesser Flamingo
Photo by Carol Reynolds  

This lesser flamingo photo rather shows how I have been feeling lately; I was going strong with my painting and then my back went outta whack!   Stay tuned for more paintings soon.   I will attempt to paint tomorrow; I am almost finished with one landscape and have another one off to a good start.   

Speaking of landscape paintings, on Matthew Innis' blog he has an informative article about  an excellent young artist, Dan Schultz, which shows a step-by-step procedure of a painting in progress to its completion, as well as other works by this artist now residing in Ojai , California.   I am always curious about what colors  other artists use, and the article gives Schultz's palette as well.  I personally should use a more limited palette, but I positively love color and enjoy trying various new colors from time to time so I have a wide assortment to chose from.   Check out

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Art Sale - "Seeing Red" (Still Life)

"Seeing Red"
6" x 8" oil on panel

I had a grand time with this oil painting of a red tulip and red striped material.   Looking at it again makes me want to paint another still life, but currently I am working on two landscapes that I hope to complete soon.

This is the last painting offered in the December Art Sale.   All paintings will remain the same sale price through the month of December, and those not sold will revert back to their original higher price beginning January 1. 

Please contact me at  to purchase this or any other painting on this blog.  There is more contact information on the "Contact and Purchase" link above.

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Art Sale - "Got The Blues" (Seascape)

"Got The Blues"
5" x 7" Oil on canvas

This oil seascape is typical of the Hawaiian islands and is based on one of my reference photos taken on Oahu.  I love to watch the waves crash against the rocks and hear the sounds of the surf.   Such power !

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Art Sale - "Mother's Help" (Beach Scene)

"Mother's Help"
10" x 8" oil on canvas

This oil beach scene of a mother and son was such a joy to paint.  I intend to paint more people-filled beaches in the future.  Remember that the December Art Sale Prices are good until December 31, after which these paintings will go back to their original higher price.

Please email me at if you would like to purchase this painting.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Art Sale - "Tropical Beauty - Singapore Plumeria"

"Tropical Beauty - Singapore Plumeria"
9" x 12" oil on gallery wrap canvas

There are plumeria trees galore in the Hawaiian islands!   I love them all.   This oil painting of Singapore Plumeria is on gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted as well so it may be hung unframed if desired.  Please email me if interested in this work, or if you have any questions.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Art Sale - Koi And Waterlily Paintings

"Seven Koi Among Seven Waterlilies"
6" x 6" Acrylic on canvas

"Three Koi And White Waterlilies"
6" x 6" Acrylic on canvas

I am offering two paintings today in the December Art Sale because they make such a nice set if you would like to purchase both of them for $400.   Otherwise, they are $225 each.  They are on stretched canvas and the sides are also painted so you may display them unframed if you wish, although they are more elegant when framed.
Although I prefer to send you an invoice via PayPal, I will accept personal checks (USA).   Please email me at if you would like to make a purchase.  Other contact information for me is found at the "Contact and Purchase Link" above.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Art Sale - Diamond Head Lighthouse And Beach

"Diamond Head Lighthouse And Beach"
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas

Diamond Head Lighthouse is a short distance from Waikiki Beach on Oahu.   This is one of my more impressionistic works; sometimes when I stress color in a painting it will take on a more "painterly" look than my tighter realistic ones.

Again, this is a special price for the entire month of December, after which- if the painting is not sold -it will revert back to its original price.  Email me at  with your information and I will send you a PayPal invoice if you would like to purchase this painting.   

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Art Sale - "Near Monterey" (Seascape)

"Near Monterey"
8" x 10" Acrylic on canvas

This acrylic seascape is of an area outside of Monterey, California.   I used my artistic license and added the woman and extra seagulls.   California was very special to me (still is), but this was painted before I moved to Hawaii and experienced its awesome beauty.   

Please email me if interested in purchasing this painting at this special price during the month of December  and I will send you an invoice through PayPal.  Also, view my contact page on this blog for more information on how to get in touch with me.   Again, shipping is free if you live within the USA.   

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Art Sale ("Unexpected Encounter" - Landscape With Deer)

"Unexpected Encounter"
9" x 12" acrylic on paper
Sale $175

I had a wonderful time exploring color in this scene on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. The deer just seemed to fit perfectly with the Wasatch Mountains.     Email me your information if interested in purchasing this painting and I will send you an invoice via PayPal.   Once payment is received I will send the artwork promptly to you with free shipping if you live within the USA.