The Soft Shallows of Kaupulehu

Date: 06/07/2013

 Location: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

 Size: 30" x 30"

 Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

 Artist's Comments: In continuing my study of compressing the light in a painting by using darker shadows to create a vignette, I selected this scene as it offered dark foliage above and dense lava on the shoreline below. These shadows contrast so beautifully against the bright azure shallows of the shoreline. As the water deepens, the light leaves the water and rich ultramarines take over which not only creates a beautiful color but also supports the compressing of light concept. The bright reflections on the umbrellas at the Residents' Beach House Restaurant set against the dark foliage create the highest contrast in the painting and allow for a secondary focal point in the painting.

 To view other paintings in my collection, click on the section labeled "View all SitaScapes" located at the top right of my blog. I have categorized my paintings by the month as I complete them.
The artist does not authorize the use or reproduction of any images within this site by any third-party. To receive usage approval, please contact the artist.