Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jul 12 - Revamping the Web Site

With the weather so hot and no relief in sight, I thought a nice blue image of Hawai'i might sooth your eyes.

I'm revamping the web sites, page by page, while I stay deep in the cool studio. I've found many images that have never been on the web--either I overlooked them, or they slipped by me. Here's one...

This is an acrylic painting (12 x 9) done on location from the loading docks of Coconut Island, the site of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology in Kaneohe Bay, and the waters there were so clear that the docks seemed to float in the turquoise blues. This painting, "View to the Pali" is available for $225.

I remember that day of plein air painting like it was yesterday--I was a guest of the local art group to this usually-off-limits site, and would love to return another time to paint these glorious blues!

Hawai'i will always be in my heart, because my mom and dad lived there during the 1930s/1940s and knew "old" Hawaii before commercial air travel made it so convenient a tourist destination. My last trip there was to scatter their ashes per their wishes.

Here's an aerial view of Coconut Island, which used to be the private retreat of Edwin Pauley before it came into the hands of the University of Hawaii. I can see right where I was seated when I painted this!

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