This is a painting of a memory of seeing a friend take off at sunrise out of Kaneohe Bay Marina. He was sailing off on an adventure and I was waving goodbye at the shore.
This friend was a Vietnam Vet who lived on his sailboat traveling around the world. My children and I were lucky to be able to spend a year or so enjoying picnics, hikes and boat trips together with no strings attached.
Sometimes, the best people do not hang around long enough.
The cliff on the left side of the image needs more earth tones and detailing. I need to darken all the way down to where the water is splashing up onto the rocks. It is a very high contrast area of the painting.
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