This is a Whale (~Kohola~) of a Tail (Tale)
Whale Watching in Maui peak time is February or early March. A few of them begin arriving from Alaska late November – December but more and more arrive as the season goes on. They disappear around April.

Here’s How it Goes:
Step 1….cut the frame

Step 2…stretch the fabric

Step 3…trim off extra fabric

Step 4…Make sure the fabric is all taught

Step 5…Begin preparing the canvas with 3 coats of priming paint

Step 7…Let the magic happen

acrylic & enamel on very curvy cut frame


whale, tale, tail, kjgordon, hawaii, maui, ocean, sky, mountain, green, blue, water, action, vacation, kohola

Bringing Aloha to The Valley of The Sun…..

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    Fantastic KJ..Love the WIPS too…

  • mahalo wahini………..that makes me happy……….
    I thought the WIPS would add a personal touch……

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 1 year ago

    Whales are truly amazing aren’t they.
    I am surprised you stretch the canvas directly onto the frame and not on stretcher boards first, the traditional method. I am curious why you choose to do it on the frame???

  • Mahalo wahini….glad you like but I don’t even know what a stretcher board is…..I have always made my frames and stretch my fabric this way….I use all different fabrics too….. see what Jim said….aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    Love this..:)

  • Mahalo for thr honor wahini…..I always appreciate your support of my art…..aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingramover 1 year ago

    Nice work, KJ. Interesting steps on creating your canvas.

  • Mahalo wahini….glad you enjoy….. Creating my frames os a big part of my art…..aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    This is a good one kj. Really like the colour choices you made. Couldn’t help to read the question Heather posed to you….. she’s obviously has never seen one of the wacky frames that come out of WhiteDove Studios…..LOL.

  • Mahalo brah’…glad you like what I’ve created….as for Heathers question….I think she thinks I know what I’m doing…..I don’t event know what a stretcher board is….wacky’s good? Right!?…lol

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • John Ryan
    John Ryanover 1 year ago

  • Mahalo for the honor…aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Very nice gord; matches your signature!

  • Mahalo wahini….glad you like this….and always eyeing my dove…..aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 1 year ago

    Great painting KJ, wonderful subject and colors. fav.

  • Mahalo wahini…..this is the time of the whales…..aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    beautifully the blues

  • Mahalo wahini for stopping by and enjoying the blues….aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 1 year ago

    A very lovely work KJ.

  • Mahalo wahini….so glad you like….aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

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