Date: 12/1/2011

Location: Waipio Valley

Size: 24" x 36"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: As some of you may remember, a few months ago I had prepared two small sketches of this scene; one painted in sunny colors and the other in sun-less colors and I asked you which was your favorite.  Well I was inquiring because I had been asked by a dear friend to paint this scene for her husband.  She provided me with a photograph that was taken on a cloudy day. His silhouette was simple and had such a nice feeling of reflection; contemplation; peace.   The subject matter was confirmed but the wild card was the color pallet.  My friend chose the sunny day color scheme and I started the piece.  I was very diligent in rendering the mountainside of Waipio accurately showing details such as the landslide from the Thanksgiving Day earthquake and the tell-tale zig-zag trail to Waimanu Valley.  The black sand and shoreline area were very fun to paint and I enjoyed the change in color scheme for the wet sand.  I outlined her husband's image and filled in the area very simply without worrying about capturing too much detail.  I wanted the eye to move past the form and discover what the wonderful valley had to offer.  We'll see if her husband likes this creation! 

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