New work – Lahaina bound

Chris and I spent some time last year on Oahu, mostly at Honolulu, but we took the time to travel around the island itself. Most impactful was the trip to the Bishop Museum in the city.

This year, we went back to Hawaii, but this time to Maui. It was our first trip since we were married, with no children. We had a really nice time, and would love to go back. We will one day, I am sure.

Hawaii has had a profound impact upon me, and my artmaking. The colour goes without saying, though I am feeling that much of what I was painting already was in those bivrant jewel tones of the islands. I am thinking more along the lines of the expression, the dignity and the supreme gentleness of the Hawaiian people. This is what I would like to see grow in my work.

One of the towns we stayed in, Lahaina, has a poster contest every year. This year I am entering, with the three works below. Wish me luck. It is a juried show, and I hope I get in…

The Lahaina Lost
The Lahaina Lost, Oil on board, 24x30, 2011
Along Front Street, Oil on canvas, 12x20, 2011
Along Front Street, Oil on canvas, 12x20, 2011
The Guardian, Oil on board, 30x24, 2011
The Guardian, Oil on board, 30x24, 2011

Spent time in Hawaii last year and this year.

Influence of the islands.

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