Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Latest work

 A variety of  work lately. Top is a 16x20 studio work from Magoon's beach north of Kona. Seems the larger I paint, the more realistic I tend to work. Haven't figured out how to get the looseness I like in the smaller outdoor work to carry over to larger work. 

Next is something I've been working on for a while. It's a long big wave across 5-8x10 panels. I finally added surfers on the wave and put the panels into a long "frame" derived from a creen of three panels. I call this one Big Wave.

Also included two Oregon scenes from a friend's photos.  Top is 12x12 of a bay that filled up with waves than then drain out the front. Below is a 6x8 of a rocky beach near sunset. Nice for a change of pace in colors from all the Hawaii paintings.  

Monday, December 21, 2020


 Taking advantage of higher surf lately. Top is a 16x20 studio painting of a large wave. It's a little more realistic than my usual but I feel I captured the splash well. 

Below are two 8x10's painted outdoors. I have painted the Kahaluu hut several times but this time caught the splash of the surf. The bottom is view from Kona Inn on another wavy day where I had a nice shadow cast on the ocean foreground. 


Monday, November 30, 2020

Lanscape plus skyscape

 Painting at Magoon's beach and did a colorful scene with tourists and shadows. This is one of my favorite places to paint as offers views in many directions. This is a normal outdoor 8x10 with very tiny people. 

Below is a sky study, early in sunset. I plan to do some more sunsets as saved so many images of these here. This is 16x20 and reminds me of bright Monet water lily paintings. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Water and waves

 More beach paintings. Have stuck to my regular 8x10's for a while as these get more space in the gallery. Top one is a Pahoehoe Park view close to home, with a condo development in the background. Below is Pine Trees beach, north of town. Lots of rocks and waves.  


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Kaloko Ponds Waves

 Outdoor painting continues. Top is an 8x10 of the rocks and waves at Kaloko Ponds, north Kona. There is a fish pond to the right of this scene. Below is a busy Kua Bay beach as some tourists are returning after they are pre-tested before departure.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Startup after another break

 We had a few weeks off outdoor painting due to the virus  closures at our beaches. Now back into the swing of things. Always takes a few sessions to get sharp again. 

We painted at Honl's beach so I went across the street and did the beach from across the street. This is an 8x10. Then I did a 6x8 at home of the view from the same side of the street but where there is no shade to paint in the morning. Last is an 8x10 at Honokohau Harbor beach with four palm trees.   


Saturday, August 29, 2020

Panoramic and another

Still outside on Fridays painting with the art group, but distanced and masked during our critiques. Gallery will be closing for September due to increasing virus cases on our island. 

Top one is from Kukio Beach and a patron who had met me at the BSA gallery and owned another of my works, purchased this one "off the beach." It's now varnished and ready to deliver. This is usual outdoor 8x10.

Below that is a 9x24 panoramic canvas, last of four I stretched a while ago. It is a wide angle view of Hookena Beach. As someone mentioned, you got a lot in there. Beach, clouds, ocean, shore, people, boats..... Really shows the activity of our Hawaiian beaches.