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Cliffs

This is a pastel painting about the white-tailed tropic bird. It lives pan-pacific and in Hawaii often nests in inaccessible cliffs walls in volcanic craters. Advertisements

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The second painting I did of this waterfall won Best in Show!

Now at Honolulu main State Library where the Pastel Artist of Hawaii has their show.

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The finished painting – Huka Falls

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working on the painting

Here I have continued to add in the darkest color of the waterfall and more of the mid-tones while trying to keep the fluidity of the water and the interesting swirls of lighter colors. Sometimes I barely touch the surface … Continue reading

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How the painting was finished

When painting whiskers I try to start at the thickest part and with one confident stroke continue to the end. It usually is not effective to try to go back from part way down the whisker, so that is the … Continue reading

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Out Kayaking

Backlit Humpback Whale Spouts

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The difference

The older painting was done “en plein aire” as I viewed the scene before me. Then I took it home and later made the following changes, a bird (the ulili) was put on the rock and another bird flying in … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl

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A Wave for Surfing

Watercolor painting

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Starting on the foreground and background

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