Ocean Wind


It’s important to me that I do art that is meaningful to me in some way. Either it’s a statement I’m trying to communicate or it’s something I just want to paint, like figures. Because of this there is a constant tension between the enjoyment of creation and making products that sell. This painting is my attempt to find the connection between what I would like to paint and what has a better chance of selling here in Hawaii.

In my opinion the attempt failed. I don’t like the painting, I don’t like the subject. For me it lacks emotion and anything more than just the image it is.

Blunt, but true for me. But if you like it that’s great! All opinions are valid.

Reference Attribution

Because of the constant questioning of originality in today’s world, even though I do a post for every single day I work on these paintings, I’ve created this section to attribute all the imagery I use for the painting to show that I own or have legally licensed them.

For this painting I used 1 main image I found on Pinterest. I can’t find the original photographer connected with this image anywhere. But you will see that I made many edits to the image to improve the composition.

If you would like a print of this painting please send me a message with what size you would like here.

The Creation Process