A catchup week on posting. Includes Hookena Beach view, a 14x30 plein air work at the top. We keep getting cloudy weather but color beneath the layer was bright that day so captured the mountain views beneath the clouds.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
I was inspired by an article in Artist's Magazine about studies of waves. Since here in Hawaii we have myriad inspiration, I did a few studies from photos I had taken while painting plein air. The below three are 8x8, 8x10, and then 5x7. It's a fun process and I can now finish almost completely in one "sitting." The water soluble oils I use set up quickly and as I paint different parts, other parts are dry enough to continue and paint over them. The white/yellow/blue in the waves I do with a stiff bristle brush to get texture and also I can lay the light over the dark and it stays put. Hope to get a few more great photos to do more of these.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
I took some photos of flowers from my garden and used my last panel from a wooden screen to frame the resulting paintings. Overall it's 11x62 with each painting an 8x10. Makes a good over-the-sofa work. I've also taken the Big Wave work shown earlier to the Blue Sea Artisans gallery and will bring this on once it's varnished and ready to hang.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Working on some larger studio pieces lately. Top is an Idaho sunset. I have a friend there who takes many pictures and lets me use them for reference. This is 16x20.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
A variety of work lately. Top is a 16x20 studio work from Magoon's beach north of Kona. Seems the larger I paint, the more realistic I tend to work. Haven't figured out how to get the looseness I like in the smaller outdoor work to carry over to larger work.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Taking advantage of higher surf lately. Top is a 16x20 studio painting of a large wave. It's a little more realistic than my usual but I feel I captured the splash well.
Below are two 8x10's painted outdoors. I have painted the Kahaluu hut several times but this time caught the splash of the surf. The bottom is view from Kona Inn on another wavy day where I had a nice shadow cast on the ocean foreground.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Painting at Magoon's beach and did a colorful scene with tourists and shadows. This is one of my favorite places to paint as offers views in many directions. This is a normal outdoor 8x10 with very tiny people.
Below is a sky study, early in sunset. I plan to do some more sunsets as saved so many images of these here. This is 16x20 and reminds me of bright Monet water lily paintings.