"Tunnels Beach" 12x16" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

We're back home now, but this was the last painting of our wee Hawaiian holiday.

Pre-palm tree. Note that the contrast in the finished painting below is different to the progress photos above because I have adjusted the colour in the final photo to better match the painting. When photographing against the glare of the beach it makes the painting much darker, and that's what happens to our eyes whilst painting as well so it's a good idea to try and paint against a shady background wherever possible, and always with the canvas in the shade.

The finished painting 

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Comment by Maria Plezbert on September 9, 2013 at 5:44

Beautiful use of cool colors, Richard, and your comments are the best.

Comment by Maria Plezbert on September 9, 2013 at 5:43

Beautiful painting, Richard!  I love the cool colors.

Comment by Christine Lewis on September 5, 2013 at 13:02

Richard, I just love the texture you've achieved here. This is beautiful!

Comment by diane boucher on August 27, 2013 at 15:13

Like this one the best The best for last :)

Comment by Ann Turner on August 26, 2013 at 17:26

Love the Yummy colors you use !

Comment by Richard Robinson on August 26, 2013 at 11:45

That's a soltek pro.

Comment by Rick Harder on August 26, 2013 at 10:25

Great depth in this one.  Who or what company made your easel? Model? Thanks.

Comment by Richard Robinson on August 26, 2013 at 8:22

Thanks Guys, Xiao the light green on the mountain is a mixture if cad yellow light, ultra blue and white. Will do a larger painting of this because I like the scene so much. This is not reading as well as it could at the moment - the forms on the mountain are a little confusing and there's not enough colour recession at the top. Love how those traditional boat sails make a perfect 'play button' triangle. 

Comment by Jennifer Beaudet on August 26, 2013 at 7:57

I've been there! It's beautiful there just like your painting! We tried to go snorkeling but it was too rough that day. This brings back great memories! Except for that hike back up:)

Comment by Xiao Li on August 26, 2013 at 7:52

I really love richness of the greens on your hill.   Did you make a few pile of different shade of greens?  and may I ask how these green grey were made?

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