Holiday Give Away

“Solitude” 6′ X 8″ study oil on practice board


Happy Holidays to you and your family.   As a mahalo to my collectors and avid art followers, I would like to give the above painting (one of three paintings) as Holiday gifts to three collectors.  I will cover the shipping costs for the winners of these three paintings.  I will raffle off these paintings as my gift to you.  Send you name and email to me at Kauaiartwork@gmail.com. I will include you on future email newsletters that show my newest paintings. The winners will be pulled on December 15, I will send you an email requesting your mailing address.  Good Luck!
These paintings are studies I did on 6” X 8” practice boards in oil paint.  They were done using three colors and white only.  It was a fun project, where I was challenged to create the colors I needed to convey the feeling I had about the scene.  Enjoy!   Feel free to share this with any friends that would like to enter the contest and receive future emails of my newest paintings.


With aloha,
Eileen Kechloian

“Morning at the Cottage” GIVEAWAY!


Happy Holidays to you and your family.   As a mahalo to my collectors and avid art followers, I would like to give this painting as Holiday gift to a collector.  I will cover the shipping costs for the winner of these this painting.  For those who respond by sending an email to Kauaiartwork@gmail.com Your name will be placed on my email list for updates on new paintings and your name will be entered into the raffle. I will raffle off these paintings as my gift to you.    The winner will be pulled on December 15, I will send you an email requesting your mailing address.  Good Luck!
This painting is a study I did on 6” X 8” practice boards in oil paint.  It was completed using three colors and white only.  It was a fun project, where I was challenged to create the colors I needed to convey the feeling I had about the scene.  Enjoy! 

Standing Tall 9”x12” SOLD

Available for a limited time under #artistsupportpledge at $200 plus shipping

“Standing Tall” 9”x12” oil painting, is part of the #artistsupportpledge. Making art available to everyone for $200 plus shipping. This piece at the gallery would be priced at $395. Email me at backonisland@gmail.com while the gallery is closed if you are interested or other pieces I might have available as part of #artistsupportpledge.

I painted this out at the ocean’s edge here on Kaua’i. I try to visit the ocean everyday, it is so powerful and energizing as well as breathtakingly beautiful. I enjoy watching the waves roll in. They are a difficult study as they don’t stand still for me to capture them like the trees and the mountains do. I try to take pictures in my mind so as to be able to translate them into my painting. If My mental picture doesn’t hold in my mind long enough to paint, I have to wait for another similar one to come along. The colors created by the light refraction in the wave are so fleeting. A picture taken with a camera can not do them justice. There are so many colors in shadows that the photograph will show as black, you have to catch the wave in your mind’s eye to truly do it any justice.

Sweet Light 9”x 12” SOLD

Sweet Light 9”X12” $495. Available. (Special limited time $200)

This painting is part of #artistsupportpledge  special limited time pricing $200 plus shipping unframed. During the pandemic contact artist directly at backonisland@gmail.com to purchase.The proceeds from this painting will go to Hanapepe Soup Kitchen/Salvation Army.  Art collector will get donation receipt for tax purposes.

There is a time during the day usually somewhere between 4 and 6 pm that the light of the sun as it prepares to set illuminates the world in the most beautiful glow. It is often referred to by artists as the sweet light. This was the effect I was looking to capture with this painting.

Kaua‘i Sunset 24”X30” Available

Kaua‘i Sunset 24”x30” Original oil on canvas 1.5” profile $1750 available

Kaua’i Sunset

24”x30” oil on canvas with 1.5” profile    available.        $1,750

During the pandemic contact artist directly at backonisland@gmail.com to purchase.

The proceeds from this painting will go to Hanapepe Soup Kitchen/Salvation Army.  Art collector will get donation receipt.

Tunnels Beach 10″x20″ $595 Available

tunnels-beach-10-x-20Located on the North shore of Kauai is this most amazing beach.  the coral reef is close to shore so many people love to snorkel there.  The mountains are spectacular and portend the gateway to the Napali Coast.  I painted this on location.  This piece is oil on board.

During the pandemic contact artist directly at Backonis land@gmail.com to purchase.The proceeds from this painting will go to Hanapepe Soup Kitchen/Salvation Army.  Art collector will get donation receipt for tax purposes.

Here Comes the Sun 10″ x 20″ oil on board Sold

Hanalei Pier 10X20

10″x20″ original Oil on board with 1.5” profile.  $650  SOLD
This piece found a home in the islands.  My fellow artists got up early to go plein air painting high above Hanalei Bay.   The sun was just coming up and burning off the morning clouds when we hiked out to our viewpoint.

The Hanalei pier is a North Shore  of Kauai landmark.  The base of the pier is located in Black Pot Beach Park.  Hanalei beach is featured in many movies starting with South Pacific and more recently The Descendants.

Hanalei Bay is a great place for paddle boarding, surfing, fishing, watching the sunset, walking a long beach or just relaxing on a beach towel.

Waimea Canyon 12″x16″ oil on board SOLD

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This painting is sold.

This is an original oil Painting was painted plein air.  It was a perfect day to capture the changing colors of the canyon.  I stood on the canyon’s edge and watched as the light danced on the walls of the Waimea Canyon.  It has been called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.  It is quite a sight to behold for the many visitors to Kauai.  There are many scenic trails that explore the canyon.  My favorite is the rim hike.

Point at Pakala’s Beach

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This painting is Sold.

Pakala’s Beach is one of Kauai’s hidden spots.  It’s where the surfers hang out when the surf’s up.  To get there the surfers carry their boards through a tree filled area of a pasture down to the beach.  When I left after spending the day painting at the beach I navigated carefully through the trees and past a bull with very large horns with only the canvas in my hand and a few trees separating us.   Sometimes painting at the beach isn’t as easy as it sounds.

The Point at Pakala's Beach 16"x20"

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