Ko’olau Mountains After the Storm

Ko'olau Mountains After the Storm by Wendy Roberts
Ko’olau Mountains After the Storm
30 inches X 48 inches
Oil on Canvas

Dramatic clouds frame the face of the Koolau cliffs as the sun breaks through to illuminate the mountain. Orchids in the foreground seem to glow as the waterfalls in every chute cascade in the sun.

I once was caught in a sudden rain storm during a hike. It’s my favorite hike, and I have done it many times over the years, but I always try to go on a dry day to stay safe. I watched in awe as the waterfalls swelled with the rains. I stepped to the high ground as the rain turned the trail into a small river. It was a little dangerous to be there, (or it would have been if I had not been prepared), but it was also extremely beautiful. After what must have been a half hour, the sun broke through the clouds, making the entire face of the mountain glitter with drops of rain. I saw two pieces by Gustave Dore of the Scottish mountains that inspired me to take on this subject once more with a different focus, to try to capture the drama of the clouds and mists , and of the sun shimmering on the mountain.

Fun fact: This painting was utilized in an episode of Hawaii Five-O in the background of an episode in October 2019.

Here is the painting with the frame. It is silver moulding with a botanical pattern and a very thin darker silver inner lining.


Koolau After the Storm, 30 x 48 inches unframed, approx 33 x 51 inches with frame, oil on canvas, framed as shown above… $6000

Please contact me to arrange purchase if you do not live on Oahu. I will give you a shipping quote with no obligation. For most of the U.S. it will be approximately $400 to ship, but would be happy to get a more precise quote ready for you.


Giclées are high quality prints on canvas with a UV resistant protective coating. Shipped rolled (unstretched) ready for any framer to stretch and optionally frame. If displayed correctly: out of direct sunlight, and cleaned only with a damp soft cloth, these prints will stay vibrant for years.

Gallery wrapped prints have thicker stretcher bars and when you wrap the canvas around the edge, it is printed for color on the edges so that you do not have to frame it. You could also use a floater frame with this style of print.

Standard Edges must be framed. They are blank on the edges with thinner stretcher bars so that they are able to fit into a wide variety of frames.

Ko’olau Mountains After the Storm, Giclée 30 x 48 inches, Gallery Wrap…$880
Hauwahine, Guardian of Kawainui, Giclée 30 x 48 inches, Standard Edge … $720
Ko’olau Mountains After the Storm, Giclée 15 x 24 inches, Gallery Wrap …$266.00
Ko’olau Mountains After the Storm Giclée 15 x 24 inches, Standard Edge … $180.00
For all other sizes of giclée, please contact me to see if it is possible and to seek a quote