The Palm Tree: God’s Gift to Landscape Painters

Big Island artist Scott Cahill told me that once and it’s so very true, palm trees are a godsend to painters.  They move, they dance, they shimmer with light, a big quivering focal point ready to help define a summer sunset

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The Palm Tree: God’s Gift to Landscape Painters

Big Island artist Scott Cahill told me that once and it’s so very true, palm trees are a godsend to painters.  They move, they dance, they shimmer with light, a big quivering focal point ready to help define a summer sunset

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“Hawaiian Electric”

A somewhat blustery day in January yielded this sunset just before it turned in for the night. The motion of the Pacific never ceases to fascinate me, let alone the dramatic and sometimes technicolor interplays of light. Oil on canvas, 40″x60″

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“Hawaiian Electric”

A somewhat blustery day in January yielded this sunset just before it turned in for the night. The motion of the Pacific never ceases to fascinate me, let alone the dramatic and sometimes technicolor interplays of light. Oil on canvas, 40″x60″

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“Kona Sunrise”

One morning last December, my sister and I stood admiring a beautiful sunrise over Kailua-Kona, enjoying coffee and conversation and the pulse of the waves below. This piece was largely a joy to paint, though I had several challenges along

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“Kona Sunrise”

One morning last December, my sister and I stood admiring a beautiful sunrise over Kailua-Kona, enjoying coffee and conversation and the pulse of the waves below. This piece was largely a joy to paint, though I had several challenges along

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“Byodo-In Temple, Oahu”

One of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever been, the Byodo-In Temple sits right below the mysterious other-worldly Ko’olau mountains on the island of Oahu.  Year-round residents include finches, doves, and other songbirds who will eat seed right

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“Byodo-In Temple, Oahu”

One of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever been, the Byodo-In Temple sits right below the mysterious other-worldly Ko’olau mountains on the island of Oahu.  Year-round residents include finches, doves, and other songbirds who will eat seed right

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“Waimea Afternoon”

One of those beautiful windswept days in Waimea, which I love as it reminds me of Colorado. Big sky on that part of the island! This road is part of the historic Parker Ranch. I’ve been using these canvases recently,

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“Waimea Afternoon”

One of those beautiful windswept days in Waimea, which I love as it reminds me of Colorado. Big sky on that part of the island! This road is part of the historic Parker Ranch. I’ve been using these canvases recently,

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“Afternoon at the Fishpond”

One of my favorite swimming spots near my home is at Kaloko Honokohau, a National Park here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kaloko means pond, and the ancient Hawaiians built a seawall using just stone building an effective fish

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“Afternoon at the Fishpond”

One of my favorite swimming spots near my home is at Kaloko Honokohau, a National Park here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kaloko means pond, and the ancient Hawaiians built a seawall using just stone building an effective fish

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Prehistoric Ferniness

Old Fort Townsend, a nearby state park, is not the true rainforest of the Washington (that’s further west), but it still has a prehistoric atmosphere I appreciate. There is a spookiness to these old forests that resonates with me, a

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Prehistoric Ferniness

Old Fort Townsend, a nearby state park, is not the true rainforest of the Washington (that’s further west), but it still has a prehistoric atmosphere I appreciate. There is a spookiness to these old forests that resonates with me, a

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Smaller Works

I often wish I could work in the same media and format all the time.  For one thing it would make framing and photographing that much easier, not to mention branding myself as an artist.  That being said, I enjoy

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Smaller Works

I often wish I could work in the same media and format all the time.  For one thing it would make framing and photographing that much easier, not to mention branding myself as an artist.  That being said, I enjoy

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Temple of the Owls

  Walking through the woods near my home one calm evening, I paused to admire this view, the light shining through trees, bouncing off a small lagoon.  Above me a barred owl called, startling me.  In the woods behind another

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Temple of the Owls

  Walking through the woods near my home one calm evening, I paused to admire this view, the light shining through trees, bouncing off a small lagoon.  Above me a barred owl called, startling me.  In the woods behind another

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Mauna Loa

My girlfriend and I stood in the parking lot at Punalu’u Beach on the big island of Hawaii, waiting for her sister to come back from the restroom. We had already been to the beach, a true black sand beach,

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Mauna Loa

My girlfriend and I stood in the parking lot at Punalu’u Beach on the big island of Hawaii, waiting for her sister to come back from the restroom. We had already been to the beach, a true black sand beach,

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