Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Friday, May 15, 2015
HANA IN WINTER
Hamoa Sunrise, 9 x 12 oil
We are driving to Hana in the rain. Ordinarily, I would think rain would make a dreary drive. But oh, the waterfalls! Last time we drove this road the weather had been dry and many of the falls had no water at all. This time there is water everywhere. Some falls are rushing and brown. The closer we get to Hana, the clearer the water is, but all the falls are all full. Not content to stay in the streams, water is pouring over the rocks and onto the highway. Sodden soils have slumped into the road, closing off the hillside lane. This on a road that is only really two lanes half the time. The road to Hana.... always an adventure!
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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