Tuesday, January 17

Whaling Wall....Day 2

Bright and early Sunday morning Wyland was back at it. Today we would watch as a honu, octopus, monk seal and various reef fish would come alive.  Due to other obligations Sunday afternoon, I was only able to watch as the honu was painted.  Monday morning I was treated to a completed mural.  The whole mural is just beautiful and I am grateful that I was able to witness this work of art being created.  Hope you've enjoyed the photos.






 











Monday, January 16

The Making of a Whaling Wall.... Day #1

Warning...Lots of photos!!

Wyland, a world renowned marine wildlife artist has been here on Kauai for the past few days to recreate his original Whaling Wall on the old Longs Drug Building.  The original mural had suffered dry rot and needed to be replaced. Wyland offered his time and talent for free to update the wall. 

I watched in awe as the wall came to life.  The famous NaPali Coast and a full moon in the back ground,  a Humpback Whale mom and calf take center stage in his newest creation.  Chances are if you've seen a whale or other marine life on a large canvas (ie: side of a building) its probably Wyland's work.

So....enjoy!!
working on the Na Pali
 
hmmm.....it's coming
 

Wyland taking a much deserved break
 

the 'ghosting in" of our humpback


and the calf

 
always chatting with the crowd
 


more paint

once he set the eyes, the animal came alive



the artist's palette








end of day one


some final touches on the whales


a couple hours into day 2.
More photos tomorrow as Wyland adds to his masterpiece.

Blessings, Val


Sunday, January 15

Blank Canvas....

Tomorrow I will share the transformation of this wall.
You're going to love it!!
 


Saturday, January 14

Vog...

VOG...it's the equivalent to smog on the mainland, gives ya itchy eyes, scratchy throats and headaches. It does however, give us some pretty amazing sunrise and moonrise photos.