Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Kula Vista, oil 12 x 16
We drive first thing in the morning for Kula, where I am meeting the Maui Plein Air Painters. Up and up we go, above the Lavender farm where the newly paved one-lane road has steep edges with no room for passing. From here, we have a view of the isthmus, West Maui, Lanai, and Kahului. I set up to paint in a stand of painted eucalyptus, torn between painting the valley view or the colorful trees. Most of the way through my painting, the clouds roll in. Anyone who arrives now will have to paint the fog.
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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