Thursday, March 11, 2010



Island Streambed

Oil on board, 8" x 7 1/2"
$190 plus $8 shipping in U.S.
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Along Maui's north and northeastern shore is the "Road to Hana," a twisting, narrow little track through dense and spectacular tropical rain forest. The pavement often funnels down to one-way traffic, especially when crossing little concrete bridges that span the innumerable narrow, steep-sided canyons.

The road was completed in 1926, and many of the bridges look to be original equipment. They are quaint and charming to see, with their weathered, rain-streaked surfaces. My son Jared and I clambered below one to discover this gorgeous little stream trickling around moss-covered rocks. When our attention turned to the bridge we saw tons of loose-stacked rock atop a visibly sagging span of rotting concrete, maybe 6 inches thick.

There are some things you'd just rather not know.

6 comments:

susan hong-sammons said...

this is just great, so lush

RUDHI - Chance said...

Nice to stray in your painting...

Laurel Daniel said...

I have been loving this Hawaii paintings - it's such a beautiful place and you are totally capturing that beauty. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding!!!!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Susan.

Don Gray said...

Rudhi--thank you.

Don Gray said...

I appreciate hearing from you Laurel--thanks!