The Gathering of Palms

Date: 6/01/2009

Location: Anaeho'omalu Bay

Size: 24" x 36"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: Anaeho'omalu Bay has a huge grove of these tall, old palm trees that really give you a sense that they are touching the sky. I selected a tall vertical canvas to capture the height of the palm trees leaning over a small bay just down from the main crescent beach of Anaeho'omalu Bay. It was a beautiful day with the Kohala mountains viewable in the distance and a light ocean breeze which allowed the rich ocean hues to be enjoyed. I was inspired to capture the lava rocks by laying down heavy paint with my pallet knife - a new discovery that I enjoyed very much. The paint just glides smoothly under the knife unlike paintbrush bristles that leave a scratchy finish.
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