Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Kauai Painting

Here is a 12x16 new oil painting of a valley in Kauai. I did a somewhat similar scene with the palette knife and now this one is brushed in with a lot of detail. Almost done but might do a few touchups again to get the light and dark contrasts a little stronger.

Had jury duty for a day and a half and ended up only waiting around so finished a Chuck Close art biography. These stories of successful artists really motivate me to get to work.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nihau Island Painting

Did a trip on Kauai to Waimea Park and from the top you can see Hihau Island in the distance. There is red dirt and gray dirt on the hillside as the topography is mixed. The market the red dirt T-shirts but I guess no one wants grey dirt.

This is a 12x16 oil where I'm using brushes again after a period of palette knife painting. This one is more toward the realistic side versus the more impressionist works I often do. Each subject speaks to me differently and I go with the flow.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Hawaii Painting

This is a 16x20 painting from our trip to Wailua falls. Part was by kayak, then we walked along the river to the falls. This image caught the light shining through the trees along the river. I have several more images from this trip to work on that I like so stay tuned.