Full Moon Mokuluas
This painting is one of Thomas’ top selling paintings. The size of the moon and the purple pinkish glow around it capture people and bring back memories of walking on the beach on a still night, the soft silky sand gently carpeting your feet as you remember how lucky you are to witness the “Full Moon Mokuluas” experience. First displayed in a Kailua restaurant named “Jaron’s”, this painting helped launch Thomas’ career. The Mokulua Islands are off Kailua bay in Lanikai, on Oahu in Hawaii.
The most meaningful compliment from a client was about this painting. A man phoned Thomas one day and told him that he and his wife would dine regularly at a restaurant in Kailua named Jarons and see many of Thomas’ work of the Mokulua Islands (off Kailua bay in Lanikai, on Oahu in Hawaii), then go take a walk and see the moon rise between the islands, just like this painting. He then explained that his wife was diagnosed with cancer and passed away within 3 months. He bought this piece to remind him and his 8-year-old daughter of the many good times they shared, and the walks on the beach in Lanikai.