1179 views by 19 July 2013

This won a top ten in a challenge in the “If It Doesn’t Belong” group in early 2010.

This painting was inspired by a trip to Port Antonio on the north east corner of the island of Jamaica in 1966. At the time it was an experiment in painting my impression of what paradise meant to me. The work of Paul GAUGUIN always zapped me… and here was my moment and inspiration.
It’s painted on a 24″ × 32″ piece of Masonite using the water base house paints and colorants I could afford at the time.
I made as few changes when getting it ready as possible, but there were a few color enhancements to fix the fade of age.


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  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    a true masterpiece James.. Paul Gauguin could not do better in his paradise paintings

  • Well, Paul did have a fantastic touch about his compositions…
    ;-) thanks for coming by and looking and commenting… you are so supportive!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 4 years ago

    Hey James! love the whole art here! agree as above…gee makes me want to do one…

  • Yeah, I thought some of your painting rang a familiar tone to me (mine) … Ah, go-on and paint… take your mind off the heat… ;-))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    I will have to change my attitute towards you..will have to start calling you ‘master artist’ soon

  • I can think of a few attitude changes that would serve us better… lets try “great friend” or “appreciative alter ego” or “inspiring artist cohorts”!!!! ;-)))))))))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Phil Cashdollar
    Phil Cashdollarover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work…I really like this..

  • Yes Phil, isn’t it the kind of fantasy we’d like to come around the corner and encounter? ;-)))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 4 years ago

  • OH, at this very moment I’m surprised and delighted by this ‘top ten’ announcement. Thank you everyone who takes time to vote in all the challenges!
    ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    luv it, great job of showing how much you loved this placethen

  • Coming from upper NY State, Jamaica was a major paradise… never met this particular beauty… but was privileged to know a few!!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    wonderful work!!! ;-))

  • Thank you Tatum.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • thanks again…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    Nice work!

  • this lady is another like many of Walt’s… virtual… in my dreams… but the scenery is quite accurate for that part of the island.
    Your methodical viewing is very complimentary… and greatly appreciated!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    outstanding art work Mr Lewis

  • thanks… the scene stayed with me… while the girl slipped away!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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