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.
|working on the Na Pali|
|Wyland taking a much deserved break|
|the 'ghosting in" of our humpback|
|and the calf|
|always chatting with the crowd|
|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.|