Thursday, January 29, 2015

Work in Progress - Oil Landscape Painting (Dubois WY) by Landscape Artist Carol Reynolds

Reference Photograph by Carol Reynolds
Wind River Bank in Dubois, Wyoming

This reference photograph above was taken on the banks of the Wind River in Dubois, Wyoming, several years ago and below is a photo of  my work in progress oil painting of this scene.

WIP   Wind River Bank - Dubois, WY
12" x 16" oil on panel

The color is a bit exaggerated in the above image, but I often do that at the beginning of a new work.  I will tone it down some as I continue with the painting.   Besides,  I tend to want to exaggerate color somewhat for beauty's sake and my own personal preferences.

I work in stages; this stage will have to dry completely before I begin work on it again.   Which is not a bad thing, as I am considering painting another Wyoming landscape soon and may begin work on the new one while the present painting is in the process of drying.    Below is the reference photo I took over a decade ago, which is true also of the photo of the above scene on Wind River.

Wyoming Reference Photo by Carol Reynolds

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Endurance" - Windswept Tree on Beach (Oil Seascape Painting by Hawaii Seascape Artist Carol Reynolds)

"Endurance"  (Matthew 24:13)
6" x 12" oil on gallery wrap canvas

This oil seascape of a windswept tree on the beach in Kapaa, Kauai, has been on my mind to paint for a long time.   I admire trees and their character; each tree is unique and has a different story to tell.   This particular one could really tell some whoppers, judging from its weather formed shape.   

It is painted with exceptional artist oils and, since it is on gallery wrap canvas and the sides are also painted, you need not frame it.    However, I always recommend a nice frame for a more elegant presentation.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fishermen At Kailua Bay For Halalu Run - Oil Seascape by Hawaii artist Carol Reynolds

"Fishermen at Kailua Bay - Halalu Run"
8" x 16" oil on canvas

This oil seascape shows fishermen with their net anticipating a good catch of Halalu, which are juvenile akule, a fish indigenous to Hawaii and often called "Big Eyed" scad.   They can be eaten or used for bait for much larger fish.    I was at the right place at the right time to snap reference photos of the fishermen at Kailua Beach on Oahu.    

The peninsula in the background is known as Mokapu peninsula, as well as King Kamehameha's Turtle.   Legend says that the "Turtle" hides a secret underwater tunnel that King Kamehameha  used to travel to the island of Molokai.  This peninsula is now home to Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.

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Below is a video of  people fishing for halalu at Waimea Bay, another beach on Oahu.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Kayaks In Paradise (Oil Landscape - Hawaii)

"Kayaks In Paradise"
16" x 20" oil on canvas

This oil landscape of kayaks on the Kawainui Canal in Kailua on the island of Oahu is near Kailua Beach Park.  In fact, the Kawainui Canal empties into the ocean there (in the unseen foreground).   Everyone refers to Hawaii as "Paradise", thus the title of the painting.

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