Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beach 69

This beach is named after the telephone pole that marked it's location. It's just south of Hapuna Beach about 30 miles north of Kona. Hapuna is best for swimming for Beach 69 has more scenery. I've painted the view north many times now so turned around and did the south facing view. As you can see, lots of folks enjoy the water here too. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beach Umbrellas

A great sunny morning at Magic Sands beach. Lots of people and beach umbrellas and I loved the red umbrella and chairs beneath it. Loads of people in the water jumping the waves.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

More abstract landscapes

I'm using the same reference to do more colorful abstracted landscapes this week. These two are 8x6 and 5x7. Trying out more artificial colors for the lava rock although turned it into sand in the larger one. Working out the big foreground in various ways, and then adding the background ocean and trees. 


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Abstract landscape

Combining my love of plein air landscapes and thick abstract paintings, using mainly palette knife. This is a 10x10 inch. Hope to do many more as I refine this as an additional technique. I made the lava rock in the foreground one big shape.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rocky landscapes

Two paintings from the last two weeks. Both feature trees and a rocky lava rock foreground. Have to paint what you see. LOL. I'm looking at going very abstract on some of these in the studio and heightening the colors too. Stay tuned. 

Top one is 9x12 at Kaloko Ponds which is an old fish pond. Below is a view south from the Energy Lab beach. I've done this scene a few times before so tried to make this one more colorful with stronger contracts.