When a client emails a photo and shares how happy they are with the finished work of art, it feels amazing.
This piece was commissioned by a couple in Honolulu–a 48″ h x 60″ wide colorflow and koa painting featuring Diamond Head. Piecing together all the curly koa to create the mountain was a fun challenge. I enjoy making the grain directions flow to create the ridges and valleys. The painting itself always poses a challenge since its 90 percent me, and 10 percent chance. The colorflow process always continues to move and migrate after I’ve done my best, but it’s part of the thrill–never really knowing how it’s going to finally turn out.
Having my creations bring joy to my clients–that’s the priceless part of this life.