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As the summer solstice rapidly approaches, Maui denizens are treated to a short period of longer days and evenings with what seem like endless twilights. Most of the year Maui days end rather abruptly at about 6pm, but June blesses us with evenings that last until after 7 o'clock. This scene depicts the exquisite lighting of one of those rare twilights that are like a bridge between the window of the day and the shadow of the night. It is one of my favorite paintings and I chose it for the cover of the 2014 Desktop Calendar because it has all the elements I love to paint... wide scenery in which the center of interest is laced with streaks of light. — CWC

( Re: windows and shadows, thanks to Aaron Brothers for putting such thoughts into words.)

Edition: Open

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Upcountry Amethyst is available in the following sizes:

All images are available unframed, gallery wrapped, or in a 1, 3, 5, or 6 piece furniture grade solid Hawaiian Koa wood frame with either linen or silk liner. Liners come in off-white, gray, or blue. The outside framed dimensions can be calculated from the image dimensions as follows: a 1 piece frame adds 1 inch to the overall framed dimension, a 3 piece frame adds 8 inches, a 5 piece frame adds 10 inches, and a 6 piece frame adds 12 inches. Please call or email and we will be happy to provide images to help you get the perfect frame style.


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Upcountry Amethyst by Curtis Wilson Cost
Curtis Wilson Cost - Upcountry Amethyst - 1990

Upcountry Amethyst by Curtis Wilson Cost in Koa Wood Frame