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.

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.

Poipu Beach 11″x14″ oil on board $550 ($300 limited time)

Poipu-Morning-5X7-CE-web11”x14”  $550 available
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.

I arrived at Poipu Beach early in the morning.  It was quiet and still.  The early morning shadows were long, reaching out into the protected cove.  Soon the shadows would grow short and the little cove would fill with small children.  Then the question would become , do I put the children into the painting or capture the scene as it was early in the morning.  Tranquility won out.

Poipu Beach has been named the number one beach in the world many times.  It is the best beach I know of for little children.  The cove is protected from the ocean’s waves by a volcanic rock wall.  The water is clear, reflecting only the sky.  You can see the sandy beach under the shallow water.  The best part is I can walk to Poipu Beach from my home.

Pakala’s Beach 9″x12″ oil on board

Pakalas 5X7 CE web

Pakala’s Beach  9”x12”

Sold

Pakala’s Beach is secluded.  If you don’t know where it is the only thing that might tip you off are the trucks with racks for surf boards that you might notice on the main highway.  To get to the beach besides parking on a 50 mph highway you have to hike through trees after you have navigated the cattle gate.  Be on the look out for bulls that don’t seem to bother the surfers.  I loved capturing the morning sunlight, purple shadows on the beach, the twisted branches of the driftwood tree, the distant hills, the ocean waves and spending the day at the beach.  The original of this painting has sold.

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