Hawaii Sun at Kailua Kona

In this Kailua beach art I drew an oil pastel orchid as the setting Oahu Hawaiian sun against dusky charcoal palm trees.

Kailua Kona

Kailua Kona

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Hawaiian elements to make a walk on the beach

Not so much rock, water and sky but I used charcoal to black out the island and white space to evoke reflected light on the water in this Hawaii art. And as for the Maui sunset, well…

Extended through July! “It Sparkles” Summer ’12 Douglas Rickard Art Exhibition

The British rain hasn’t actually stopped, but neither has my summer art exhibition! I’m so excited to have been offered an extension to my exhibit through July 31st at Chorak 122-122A High Rd, East Finchley, N2 9ED.

Here I am pictured with friends there last week, proving you can still have fun even when it’s raining, especially when I’d put my all into the colorful artwork offerings served up inside. If you’re in London for the Olympics, I hope you’ll be able to stop by too!

Douglas Rickard outside his 'It Sparkles' art exhibition in Chorak, East Finchley with friends

Douglas Rickard outside his ‘It Sparkles’ art exhibition in Chorak, East Finchley with friends

A visit to my art exhibition

This week, here in North London myself (right,) with friends visited my summer art exhibit at Chorak 122-122A High Rd, East Finchley, N2 9ED. The Hawaiian landscapes simply made a warm and humid Tuesday evening feel even more balmy.

It ends Saturday… (hopefully not the summer weather, that is!)

Douglas Rickard and friends at his summer 2012 art exhibition in Chorak, East Finchley, London.

Douglas Rickard and friends at his summer 2012 art exhibition in Chorak, East Finchley, London.

Sniff out sparkling color in final week of Summer ‘12 Douglas Rickard Art Exhibition in East Finchley

More dark, rain clouds in London for June? Duck into Chorak 122-122A High Rd, East Finchley, N2 9ED and maybe, dive into some ‘bright and shiny’ Hawaiian art during the last week of my art exhibit, “It Sparkles – Summer ‘12 – Douglas Rickard Exhibition.”

There are up to 20, of my framed, giclées.  And even those pieces without my trademark “heightened color,” I believe, have enough “light” coming out of them, that they’ll be sure to add some color to your cheeks on the blusteriest of British summer days.

Sniff out sparkling color at the Summer '12 Douglas Rickard Art Exhibition in Chorak, East Finchley.

Sniff out sparkling color at the Summer ’12 Douglas Rickard Art Exhibition in Chorak, East Finchley.