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“Two Hills” Series

“Two Hills” Series

I started this series a while ago with a couple of sketches done from a few photos my daughter shot with my phone — blurry shots of hills and bushes near our house that she took at dusk. The photos have a really mysterious, moody quality, that I was hoping to...
Recent Hawaii Pieces

Recent Hawaii Pieces

Over the last few months, I’ve completed a few pieces based on a couple of locations on the north coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. These are of views of the cliffs located on the north shore, in and around the Pololu and Waipio valleys. I’ve done a...
More Recent Pencil Drawings

More Recent Pencil Drawings

I recently completed a few more pencil drawings, and these differ a bit from the first batch I posted here on the site. The two shown in this post are value studies for a couple of pieces that I’m working on that feature more of a tonalist feel. The first is an...
Recent Pencil Drawings

Recent Pencil Drawings

Recently I’ve been working on a few pencil drawings of subjects from my sketchbook. I create these drawings before I do the pastel color study for the final oil painting. The goal of the pencil drawing is to define the values, the darks and lights of the piece....
Tree Series

Tree Series

As I continued to evolve my working process, I moved on from my Kohala series to another subject — trees. This was an interesting subject for me to take on, because I am trying to keep the representational details in my pieces to a minimum, to focus on color,...

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