Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Magnificent Ko'olau Mountains from Kaneohe Bay - Oil Seascape by Carol Reynolds

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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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Saturday, September 19, 2015

"Harbor Morning" - Oil Seascape

"Study nature.  Exaggerate light; overstate - the less inhibited you are the better."  - Sergei Bongart

"Harbor Morning"
8" x 16" oil on canvas
$ 1295

This oil harbor scene was completed this afternoon.  Quite some time ago I painted a miniature study of this harbor with the intention of working on a larger painting of this scene in the future.   I changed things considerably in this work, so it is like new to me.    

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Monday, September 14, 2015

"Zebra Stripes" - Oil Still Life Painting

"Zebra Stripes"
12" x 12" oil on gallery wrap canvas

I had a lot of fun with this still life oil painting.   I purchased the cup and plate some time back and now I am happy I finally incorporated them into a painting.  That is a moth in the lower left hand section.

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Thank you for viewing my art !