-COMING IN 2017
The Curtis Wilson Cost is proud to announce the upcoming 24" x 48" oil-on-linen painting of Keawala'i Church in Makena to be painted over the course of 2017.
Collectors who reserve Keawala'i prior to release will receive a complimentary limited edition reproduction of the watercolor study of the piece shown below.
As is typical of the artist's work, the final oil will bear all the qualities of finished pieces in detail, light and shadow, texture, and color. Over the course of 2017, the progress of the oil painting will be documented on Curtis' blog.
Back in 1973, I had an epiphany at Keawala'i. It's 185 years old and all the while, the waves kept coming. Literally, waves roll into Keawala'i cove, waves of generations, eras in Hawaiian culture, pastors and congregations, decades of drought and plenty, yet all along Keawala'i holds onto that which is most important. Keawala'i remains constant. The church in its fortuitous surroundings inspire epiphanies of timelessness, of that which is eternal within and without its walls. Keawala'i is closer to the things of greatest importance. There are wheels within wheels at Keawala'i, epiphanies within epiphanies, a place of worship in a worshipful place.
I vowed to myself back then that I would paint Keawala'i. I studied its composition and found it quite illusive trying to capture Keawala'i in a single perspective. One day I ventured out on the west end of the cove. When I turned to look back, it took my breath away. After decades of trying, I'd found my composition. The entire church with its turquoise water lay before me. Palms and kiawe trees framed the middle ground throwing shadows across the scene. Majestic Haleakala towered behind pointing to things greater than ourselves. It captured everything I've always felt at Keawala'i.
- Curtis Wilson Cost
Giclee prices shown below are for the unframed print and include insured UPS shipping within the USA. Please call for foreign shipping prices.
Keawala'i is available in the following sizes:
All images are available unframed, gallery wrapped, or in a 1, 3, 5, or 6 piece furniture grade solid Hawaiian Koa wood frame with either linen or silk liner. Liners come in off-white, gray, or blue. The outside framed dimensions can be calculated from the image dimensions as follows: a 1 piece frame adds 1 inch to the overall framed dimension, a 3 piece frame adds 8 inches, a 5 piece frame adds 10 inches, and a 6 piece frame adds 12 inches. Please call or email and we will be happy to provide images to help you get the perfect frame style.
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