Beyond the Reef - Paper Giclee
16" x 20" Paper Giclee
Open Edition, COA included
“Beyond the Reef”
This painting is my tribute to the vintage song that was all the rage in 1948. The tune gained popularity during the mid-century American Hawaii-craze and was recorded by every-one from Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, The Ventures, to Andy Williams, and even Elvis (the King) Presley.
This haunting tune remains a standard even today in the current retro-hawaiianna tiki-craze.
I added into the painting remembered sights of fantastically cursed pirate treasure and the equally cursed crew that I recall from my 10 year old eyes-wide first experience of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
Colorful coral & creatures surround a mysterious sunken tiki and it’s secret lost golden booty.
This was the second underwater scene I painted, and it showed me the thrill of designing tropical fish.
No matter how bizarre you make up a fish, you’ll find it’s actual living counterpart somewhere in the real ocean depths! It’s amazing! The sea is an endless cornucopia of lovely wonder, and it’s all just… BEYOND the REEF.