Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Koolau Triptych

Leilani's Koolau Mountains, Oil on Board, 6' x 4'
I painted this triptych for my cousin Chad and his wife Leilani for their home. It is a pretty landscape. My mother said she wished she had that for her guest room wall. Guess I will need to paint her something like it, too.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Koolau Triptych 3

Panel 3, Oil on Wood, 2' x 4'
This one has a nice texture. I like the way the purple comes through. I painted this first in acrylic and then added the oil to get the texture. It took me awhile to do. 

"Great things are done
when men and mountains meet.
This is not done by jostling in the street.
~ William Blake

Monday, May 10, 2010

Koolau Triptych 2

Panel 2, Oil on Paper, 2' x 4'
I did Panel 2 first. It is the main part of the Koolau Ridge. The purple came through and it pleased me, so I made sure to add the color to the other two panels.

"On the mountain,
joy and sorrow are close companions."
~ Fritz Marz

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Koolau Triptych 1

Koolau Tripict One, Oil on Board, 2' x 4'
"Distance lends enchantment
to the view."
~ Thomas Campbell

This was one of three oils, commissioned for house decor. I am happy with the way they turned out. These are the Koolau Mountains in front of my house.