Nice weather out painting on Fridays with the Plein Air Group. Top is the Energy Lab beach with a great backdrop of Mauna Loa in the background. Ever since the volcano stopped erupting last year, the air has been clear and the mountain's lower slopes are now in the background almost every day. I really loaded up the texture in the foreground too.
This scene is from Honl's Beach just south of downtown Kona. Although I've painted this many times I always enjoy coming back. Now that I'm selling some of these scenes at the Blue Sea Artisans gallery, I realize it's OK to paint similar ones as the old ones are now hanging in someone's home.