Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valley of the Hanalei

That helicopter trip above Kauai was probably the most extravagant thing I`ve ever purchased and it was well worth it. We flew right into the the deep and narrow crater of the volcano that created the island. It is now considered the wettest place on earth. The three remaining sides of the crater had flowing waterfalls in every groove and the color of the walls was a pale green. It was extraordinary and such a privilege to see it.
This painting is of one of the many astounding views I saw.
watercolor on paper 18"x6"

7 comments:

Roxanne said...

Exquisite.

Maureen said...

We should all do at least one extravagant thing for ourselves. I have to figure out what mine's going to be.

What an experience that must have been for you and John!

Carol Barber said...

Another awesome painting! You must be on a painter's high there, everyone a winner. Happy for you.

Margaret Ryall said...

What a fantastic view this must have been and your vertical orientation works so well in capturing it.

RH Carpenter said...

When I enlarged this one to see more, I really felt like I was flying over those mountains and valleys - beautiful depth and distance in this painting and so much visual interest. WOW!

Vandy said...

Amazing view, and fabulous painting! The aerial perspective is great.

Randall David Tipton said...

Thank you Vandy, I highly recommend helicopter rides!