This is a 36" x 24" Original Acrylic Painting entitled "Moloka'i Solitude." Burtenshaw painted the image with written permission from Maui based world-famous professional photographer Ron Dahlquist,who captured the image on a desolate ancient shore on the island of Molokai. Deserted beaches can be seen throughout the Hawaiian Islands, many of which are rarely touched by humanity.
The unique magenta shades of the sky and its resulting reflections off the ocean, waves, and sands blend together to create one of the most famous Moloka'i sunsets ever photographed. The unique patterns created by the incoming surf add to the allurement of the painting. Burtenshaw has now eloquently captured this extraordinary image in paint!
Burtenshaw's technique of preparing a working surface for his acrylic paintings is very meticulous. He first takes a 1/8" thick Crescent hot-press archival panel made of acid-free 100% cotton that was designed to last hundreds of years, and he applies many thin coats of gesso (a compound of plaster of Paris and glue), sanding each coat perfectly smooth before applying the next coat.
Burtenshaw then mounts this panel onto a 1/8" thick Masonite harboard panel, which is backed by a frame made of 3/4" deep pieces of select pine. This painting's surface and its framework were built to endure the sands of time!
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Moloka'i Solitude - 36" x 24" Original Acrylic Painting
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