Hawaiian name is Mokolii Island. Formed 2 million years ago during the second stage of Oahu Island building process was onces a part of a crater system that extended another two hundred miles out to sea..Now is a photo op for tourist’s stopping near by..looking from the side it resembles a China Man’s hat..a sad comment not about the island itself but of mans ignorance toward the planet earth from which he comes … this proud island fortress, half beaten by the constant and unrelenting on slot of the Pacific ocean still stands as a proud reminder of its volcanic origins from which it came. 20″ × 24″ original oil on 3x primed canvas seascape painting hand painted by Hawaii seascape artist Joseph Ruff.


ocean, sea, bay, kaneohe, island, mokolii, tropical, lush trees, plants, rocks, cliff, waves surf, pacific, storms, evolution, erosion, process

Hawaii Seascape artist Joseph Y. Ruff. Seascapes in oils on st
retched 3x primed canvas.

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  • salena
    salenaabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful place… and the on earth do you paint so smooth and vibrant.. got to teach me this!!
    I like your describtion too, so informative!

  • When you paint the ocean you have to paint it’s volume(depth)as well as whats on the surface like in layers ..that way when you put it all together the space you create fills with luminous color…so glad for your(our) happiness babe ,,i will take you here if you want?..its only minutes away through beautiful coastal forested road babe can sketch hike along the shore take photos,picnic just relax..whatever will be FINE. !! .lu xoxoxo

    – jyruff

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    Excellent artwork Joseph !!
    so rich and vibrant !

  • Thank You so much for this great comment GEORGE, this island is a pretty inspiring subject! aloha, Joseph

    – jyruff

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    ♣ Closed July 19th, 2011

  • Thanks Mary for such great news fou bring me , aloha ,joseph

    – jyruff

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago


  • next door neighbor , thanks Tammera, joseph

    – jyruff

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettalmost 3 years ago

  • Jonathan, thanks so much, Joseph

    – jyruff

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    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

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  • Thank You so much Deborah for this great feature so nice of you to help me share this with my friends here on RB :))

    – jyruff

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 2 years ago

  • So nice of you Kanages, thank you so much for this great feature into Image Writing and helping me to share this with others here on RB, aloha, Joseph

    – jyruff

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    Kanages Rameshover 2 years ago

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  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 2 years ago

    I am so impressed by the movement and depiction of the ocean particularly. It is as if you have been born to draw it.

  • I LOVE the ocean, its movement is in my sole, can you tell?… as you say, its not about the island, its all about how the water surrounds it , thanks for noticing /appreciating it Kanages :))

    – jyruff

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