Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Friday, October 4, 2013

"Honu Refuge, Laniakea"



36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas
Prints on canvas available in original and smaller sizes.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Portraits here I come!

 This is a pieces that I did of my oldest daughter Brin. It was my first time sitting down and really concentrating
 I work at a youth crisis center where I have little time to draw. I started drawing the kids as they sat and played games but they would move way too much and the pictures came out funny looking. So, I started drawing the pictures of their family members from their albums. The piece above is of one of the boys little brothers. It is drawn with a #2 pencil and blended with my finger. I was able to do this in just a few hours. 
Here is a work in progress. Its a shot of my daughter Brin at 3 years old I will post the finished piece as soon as it is done.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013



36" x 48" 
"Curiosity"
The original and prints in multiple sizes are available.

Available Prints and Options
36 x 48 Stretched, enhanced & signed $1,250 
36 x 48 Stretched                                  $1,100
36 x 48 in a roll                                     $1,000
24 x 32 Stretched, enhanced & signed  $560
24 x 32 Stretched                                   $460
24 x 32 in a roll                                      $400
18 x 24 Stretched, enhanced & signed  $310
18 x 24 Stretched                                   $260
18 x 24 in a roll                                     $200
12 x 16 Stretched, enhanced & signed  $170
12 x 16 Stretched                                  $120
12 x 16 in a roll                                     $100

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Check out this awesome video my wife made of some of my most popular work to the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by I.Z.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Rainbows' Last Strike


36" x 48" oil on canvas
 

Available Prints and Options
36 x 48 Stretched, enhanced & signed $1,250 
36 x 48 Stretched                                  $1,100
36 x 48 in a roll                                     $1,000
24 x 32 Stretched, enhanced & signed  $560
24 x 32 Stretched                                   $460
24 x 32 in a roll                                      $400
18 x 24 Stretched, enhanced & signed  $310
18 x 24 Stretched                                   $260
18 x 24 in a roll                                     $200
12 x 16 Stretched, enhanced & signed  $170
12 x 16 Stretched                                  $120
12 x 16 in a roll                                     $100




"Double Rainbow" (right)
A close up of the last strike this guy will ever make. His companion on the other hand, looks on to hunt another day.




           "Foragers of the Fall" (Below)


A buck and two doe forage up wind from the fly fisher in the fall colored quakies.






                                "The Attack from Below"




Its amazing how oil paint allows so many different looks as the lighting changes around it through out the day. I'm not happy with the lighting of this shot but it gives you a better look at the detail.








          "The Spot"


I took the opportunity to make myself the fly fisherman. As you can see this is the first time I put a person in a painting. Notice I'm not holding a pole, the painting is still wet in this shot so I have to wait for it to dry before I paint in the thin dark line. Correcting mistakes on a dry canvas is a lot easier.
 Any of these posted shots of the piece can be made into prints. Let us know what title you are interested in.

                 This type of frame is preferred by artist

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Beauty Illuminated


24" x 36" 
Open Edition
This original is made from a print of "Moon lit Cove". As my ability to paint has grown, I have had the opportunity to take prints and "better" them with new techniques that I had required over the years. Contact us for purchasing the original and prints.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Call


                                                                60" x 36
                                                              Oil on Canvas
                                                            Giclee's Available 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sand Hollow Resort, Utah


Original
24" x 48"
Open Edition Prints on Stretched Canvas
24" x 48"and
18" x 36"








Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Melisa's Flowers

Original 16" x 20"
Open Edition
16 x 20
 11 x 14
8 x 10

A print has been recently bought by "Hawaii Five-0". Look for it on their sets on upcoming episodes

Check out how it was made below

The Sketch


First things first, I sketch out the painting and make notes right on the sketch.

Phase 1


After preparing the ground and letting it almost dry, I outlined the flow of the painting by starting from the back, in this case the darker leaves that you will see through the flowers.
Note: I never used any black in the ground just blue and red. This allows the green to appear if you use just yellow.

Phase 2


Outlining is the next step, putting color in the highlighted areas first and then feathering that color into the darker areas.

Phase 3


Blending the colors, while keeping in mind the shadowed areas and highlighted areas. I think the term is called toning...

The Final look


Adding the smallest amount of detail in the most necessary places.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Rising Tide

SOLD
To "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani, A true North Shore Rippa!,
Aloha.
24" x 36"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010