Category Archives: Still Life

Strawberries and Bananas

Strawberries-and-Bananasspace-t Fruits of Hawaii

Simply Setting down some fresh fruit and painting it.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191212
Title: Strawberries…
Subject: Fruit
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1983
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Yellow, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 8″ x 11″
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Spirit of Matter

AA191211-Spirit_of_Matter2space-t The body houses the soul, the spirit in matter.

The basis for this piece started with a portrait of my friend Susan, and continued with a number of household objects and fruits.

On the left you can see a hand holding a lit candle. From a friends abundant garden came the flowers which I had to paint immediately while they were fresh.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191211
Title: Spirit of Matter
Subject: Body & Soul
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1991
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Green, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 36″ x 36″
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Offerings to Pele

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While visiting the big Island of Hawaii with my friend Andrea, we decided to take an airplane ride over the latest volcano eruptions. These were very dramatic and they made a big impression on me.

Later I had a vision of some kind of offering and these became flowers as offerings to Pele. The Hawaiians were long known to give offerings to the “goddess of the volcanoes” to appease her anger. The flowers fall from the basket and form circles around the lava fountain. Inside the fountain Pelé herself can be seen, laughing.

In the Hawaiian religion, Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes. She is a popular figure in many stories of ancient Hawaii known as Hawaiian mythology. Ka wahine ʻai honua (“the earth-eating woman”) is an epithet for the goddess.space-t

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191210
Title: Offerings to Pele
Subject: Volcano Goddess
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1986
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Visionary
Colors: Blue, Orange
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 30′ x 30″
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space-tPele is also known for her creative power, passion, purpose, and profound love. She has numerous siblings, including Kāne Milohai, Kamohoalii, Nāmaka and 13 sisters . They are usually considered to be the offspring of Haumea. Her home is believed to be the fire pit called Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit caldera of Kīlauea, one of the Earth’s most active volcanoes; but her domain encompasses all volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii. Every incident with a volcanic eruption in Hawaii it is said to be Pele’s way of expressing her longing to be with her true love, in many stories a young chief named Lohiau, but she’s a fickle and dangerous lover who sometimes kills her husbands.

 

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Elegant Memories

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During my travels I admired an ornate 1700’s chest of drawers with gilt bronze decoration in the Getty Museum in LA.

I took a few pictures and later incorporated it with other objects I had on hand. Grapes have to be painted pretty fresh for them to look good. The postcard presented a window into time.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191205
Title: Elegant Memories
Subject: Antiques
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1998
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Gold, Blue
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 12″ x 16″
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Before Vino

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Surrounded by vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, I picked these wine grapes and set them down to be painted.

They are sitting on one of the numerous old grape picking boxes, still being used in the 1970s.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191203
Title: Before Vino
Subject: Grapes
Location: California
Completed: 1973
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Green, Brown
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 10″ x 13″
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Amalfi Moment

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A small but powerful still life work depicting the Italian Amalfi coast, as viewed from a balcony.

This is oil painted on a slab of Nephrite, a Jade-like rock. Much of the rock is unpainted, in the cliff areas.

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191201
Title: Amalfi Moment
Subject: Italian Coast
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1986
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Jade
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Blue, Black
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 6″ x 12″
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6th and Grant

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191217
Title: 6th and Grant
Subject: Rocking Chair
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1964
Pieces: One
[/one_third][one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Still Life
Colors: Gold, Brown
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 36″ x 48″
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