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.

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.

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