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A few decades back, I painted this pasture in the late afternoon in a work entitled Green Flash. This piece, by contrast, is about the morning light as the mist rises from the previous night. There is a brief period in the morning when the sun first pours light across the mountain, highlighting the upper hills and ravines like no other moment of the day. In our early years in Kula, we awoke to this scene and it made a lasting impression. In that sense, the painting was already painted before I set a brush to canvas. The process was simply to make the vision tangible.

Curtis Wilson Cost

The unframed image on the above right is a cropped detail. The full image is shown in the framed version below.

Available as a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 444 of which 44 are Artist's Proofs.

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First Light in the Morning Air 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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First Light in the Morning Air by Curtis Wilson Cost
Curtis Wilson Cost - First Light in the Morning Air - 2008

First Light in the Morning Air by Curtis Wilson Cost in Koa Wood Frame