Thursday, July 25, 2013

Breezy Day; Peaceful Thoughts (Seascape Oil Painting Mokoli'i Island Hawaii)

"All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." - Grant Wood

"Breezy Day; Peaceful Thoughts"
6" x 8" oil on linen canvas on panel

This oil seascape of Mokoli'i Island off Oahu was a joy to paint.  The island, also called "Chinaman's Hat" because of its resemblance to the straw hats worn by Chinese immigrants, used to be connected to Oahu but over time the sea cut it off.   Mokoli'i is accessible to the public by boat, kayak, swimming, and surfboard; but beware, sharks are often seen there.  
The island is in the Elvis Presley film "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" and also in several shots in the film "50 First Dates" starring Adam Sandler.

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