“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.

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