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At the beginning of September, I went on a wonderful trip to Indonesia. I spent some time relaxing, beach-combing and gathering more material for my artwork. I actually took over 5000 photos! It took a while to cull it done to a more reasonable number and here a some of the images below…..

Balagan Sunset - small

Balangan Sunset

Bali Rice Fields

Bali Rice Fields

Bali temple pond

Bali Temple Pond

Morning in Downtown Kuta on Lombok

Morning in Downtown Kuta on Lombok

Market on Lombok

Market on Lombok

 

 

 

Kahana Bay Splendor - Pati O'Neal

One of my earliest memories is of going to the beach at Kahana Bay. Located on the east side or windward side of Oahu, this beach has sugary fine sand with gently lapping waves, a perfect choice for small children. The beach park has lots of shade from Ironwood and Hau trees making it also a great choice for picnicking and camping. There is a hiking trail across the road on the mountain side that leads into Kahana Valley. The view across the bay is the subject of this recent painting called Kahana Bay Splendor. It is 18″h x 36″w oil on canvas.

World famous Kailua landmark, Kalapawai Market, at the entrance to Kailua Beach Park is depicted in this painting. It has been around since 1932.  The original painting has been sold and is brightening up a breakfast nook on the East Coast, but it is still one of my favorites. It brings back memories of my childhood when we used to stop there often on our way to and from Lanikai. Today, I still stop in for their great coffee in the morning and their delicious sandwiches.

Kalapawai Afternoon - Pati O'Neal

Here is my newest oil painting.  “Kailua Beach Park Morning” is 24″ high and 36″ wide. This painting depicts the scene of Pu’u Konahuanui reflected in the calm waters of Kaelepulu Stream as it dissects world-famous Kailua Beach park on a clear October morning.