What I was drawn to when I went to do this painting was the deep perspective. To be able to look down from a lofty perch and see all that you can see strikes a chord within my soul that sets me to painting.
There's something about an island hanging like a backdrop on a very large stage with cloud shadows that hint at the immensity of the span of the ocean; all of Upcountry life is infused with it even if not consciously.
The Jacaranda is a signature of Kula, and the water tank is a part of rural life. It all works together to communicate, at least for me, that life in this part of the world is all right and probably always will be.
This image is available as a Collectible Miniature Print.
Matted Miniatures are open edition prints, hand signed by the artist and framed in a beautiful 8" x 10" solid Hawaiian Koa wood frame.
This image is Endangered, ie. almost Sold Out.Available as a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 300 of which 30 are Artist's Proofs.
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Upcountry Maui is available in the following sizes:
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