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Joy Comes in The Morning - Wall Art Canvas of Palm Trees and Hawaiian Sunrise Painting



A Special Palm Tree Painting

This oil painting is titled "Joy Comes in the Morning" and carries a weighty, yet hopeful story. It was over the duration of creating this painting that Karen's family sought answers to unexplainable symptoms their daughter Rachel had started experiencing. Though the doctor and hospital visits were many, no explanation could be found. During their long hunt, this palm tree painting was Karen's prayer that sweet Rachel would soon find comfort and relief. Each lovingly painted palm tree in this warm Hawaiian scenic, represents a member of their family. Rachel's tree is nearest the sun and bathed in the warm embrace of healing light against a golden sky. It would be the last work Karen would complete prior to their family finally learning the answer to Rachel's symptoms: Rachel had brain cancer.

For just over 2 years Rachel battled cancer valiantly. A stoic old soul occupying a young body, she boldly weathered the effects of treatment with a fierceness and grace that defies comprehension for any human, much less a child. Throughout her incredible journey she taught others how to love without reservation, how patiently to endure trials most will never meet, and how to embrace and leverage the silver lining of every situation, even when it is hard to find. While in the arms of her parents, Rachel Elizabeth Whitworth took her last breath on earth on the early morning of February 11th, 2020 at the age of 13. At that moment she entered the comforting arms of her Savior. While Karen and her family grieve her loss greatly, they also find comfort in knowing she is now forever free of pain, and as her earthly love for Jesus would confirm, her ultimate joy is now complete.

While the painting represents a very deep and powerful personal saga for the artist, this tropical sunrise painting, with it's beautiful color and light, also represents something universal to all humanity; the awareness of darkness, the heaviness of night, the steadfast hope for things yet to come, and the existence of a powerful love that overcomes all, even death.

No matter what the future holds, love remains.


Wall Art Canvas Features

    • Size: 12x24"
    • Hand made in Hawaii
    • Hand coated with lustrous varnish to protect the hibiscus flowers for a lifetime of vibrant color
    • Heavy-weight solid wood supports to provide extra strength
    • Certificate of Authenticity included
    • Ready to hang

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Production Time

This canvas is handmade to your specifications. Please allow up to 3 weeks for the multi-step production process. Shipping time within the US takes approximately 3-5 business days. (This may be subject to local or holiday delays)

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Woman and Hawaii painting on canvas of Hanalei Kauai by Hawaii artist Karen Whitworth

Made Just For You

Each Hand Signed Artist Canvas is made to order and personally inspected by Karen Whitworth. With several display and framing options to choose from, you can transform your environment into an inviting tropical oasis that suits your space perfectly. 

Pictured: "Grounded" Hawaiian Landscape Painting of Hanalei, Kauai

Hawaii artist Karen Whitworth

Meet the Artist

Over the years, Karen Whitworth's Hawaiian paintings have caught the attention of collectors, the world over. Her award winning art is known to communicate a passion and energy beyond the physical world. From lush Hawaiian landscape paintings with ethereal jungle waterfalls and colorful rustic cottages, to radiant tropical flower paintings full of drama and color, Karen's work shows tremendous love for the islands and brings a sense of wonder to the viewer. With her unique way of harnessing paint and light, she brings a vibrancy to her artwork that seems to defy the abilities of oil paint. Her strong command of her medium and her love for the subjects she paints radiates from her original art and had become a hallmark of her painting style and technique. You can read more on our about her passion for the Hawaiian Islands and how they inspire her on our Hawaiian inspiration page. You can also visit our about the artist page for more about her background and creative vision.

Hawaii artist Karen Whitworth
paintbrush and picture frame tools

Let us handle the details

From our professional framing services to expert packaging, we take art very seriously. Your Signed Artist canvas is made for you in the USA and shipped out with tremendous care.
Manufacturing of your canvas and framing takes 3-10 business days. Your canvas transit time within the US will be approximately 3-5 business days depending on your location. (Our largest canvases will require custom shipping schedules. Should your canvas require this, we will contact you with your delivery date.) While in route, you can track your package online as it makes it's way to you. 
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Explore the Process

From start to finish, the art of Karen Whitworth embodies the pursuit of beauty in the details.

Hawaiian art of Hibiscus flower by Hawaii artist Karen Whitworth

The Art

Each of these works of art start on the easel of Karen Whitworth as a blank canvas, and soon becomes an original oil painting full of depth and drama. Known for her use of pure vibrant colors and a sense of light that is said to glow, these tropical flower paintings radiate with her passion for beauty and the natural world.

Certificate of Authenticity for Hawaii artist Karen Whitworth

The Canvas

After the painting has been completed it then enters the preparation phase where Karen oversees the creation of each painting into an artist canvas. She then inspects each one, ensuring every brushstroke is always perfect. Karen then adds her signature to the canvas and it's accompanying hand embossed Certificate of Authenticity.

Hawaiian art on canvas

The Enhancement

A limited number of canvases are available each month with artist enhancement. Each one will spend time at Karen's easel where she builds up texture and highlights, adding depth and value to your canvas. Afterwards it is almost indistinguishable from an original. This custom enhancement makes it appear as if the painting is unfolding right off the canvas.

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