"Magnificent Ko'olau Mountains"
8" x 16" oil on canvas
This oil seascape of the Ko'olau Mountains and Mokolii Island, or Chinaman's Hat as it is locally called (in the background in the far right) is a scene of Windward Oahu (the east coast) from Kaneohe Bay. The Ko'olau mountains run from Oahu's South Shore to the island's North Shore beaches. Though beautiful and impressive, these mountains are only 3100 feet at the tallest point. It is breathtaking to see waterfalls cascading down these mountains during a heavy storm.
I admit, when I first arrived in Hawaii I was not that impressed with the mountains here. I had been used to seeing the mainland's Rocky Mountains as well as other gorgeous areas like Sedona, Arizona.
But these green mountains rather grew on me and I now appreciate their unique beauty.
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