10.01.2014

Just Back from the Hawi Gallery

A favorite, probably because I just love to paint out there - National Energy Labs Hawaii - Wawaloli Bay - a lot of interesting techniques in the foreground and love the colors! - 14x11 - plein air oils on board:


Wawaloli Bay Keiki Pond - 14x11 - Plein Air Oils on panel

Please visit this painting and the prints gallery by clicking on the image - mahalos

9.02.2014

West Hawaii Plein Air Painters Schedule



All of these locations are singularly beautiful, photographs of most of them are available at  https://picasaweb.google.com/theislandartist - just look for the album named for the location.


Honls was great last week good to see some of the snow birds back, sorry to see some of the others going, but that’s the way things are here.  High tide is around 1p tomorrow and I love HELH when it’s like that, and it’s convenient for people who may still need to go Costco for the Xmas stuff so – that’s where we’ll go.  I’m calling next week a bye day – stay home with the Ohana and have some turkey sandwiches or left-over kalua pork – enjoy.



19.dec.2014 – NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORIES HAWAII (Wawaloli Point) – go out north on Queen K to around the 94 mile marker – look for the sign that points makai and says “ NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORIES HAWAII” or something close to that, some interesting buildings around the entrance – drive straight makai and when the road turns kohala (right) there’s a beach and there you go.  Tidal pool that should be full, good views back at huliluli, bathrooms and shade – that’s the whole package.

See you there,richard


Kohala Plein Air Schedule - friday painting Sessions are from 9a to 12:30p with a short critique to follow


Kohala Plein Air Schedule - fridays
Hilo-side Plein Air Painting Schedule - thursdays
Leslie at: leslie@lesismore.us
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8.30.2014

8.13.2014

SKOILing at the National Energy Lab a few weeks ago

I call these small paintings "SKOILS" - SKetches in OILS - they're done in about an hour and are on half of a 9x12 loose sheet of canvas.  I've made two cigar box pochade boxes (here's one - http://theislandartist.blogspot.com/2009/09/cigarbox-paintbox.html) one of which is always ready to go out the door when i run errands - on the Big Island there are paintings everywhere and I hate not to be prepared.  This skoils is from the Wawaloli Bay kid's pool with the morning light shimmering through the shallow water.  6x9 Skoil


NELH Keiki Pond Shimmer - 9x6 SKOIL


NELH Keiki Pond Shimmer 2 - 9x6 SKOIL

SKOILS are like peanuts - it's hard to just eat one!!

8.06.2014

Busy this week. Friday was a bust – after my trip to waimea on Thursday and running (ok – walking sort-of fast) on the treadmill for about 30 minutes, I just didn’t feel like painting and just sketched some people in watercolors and left kind of early. Last two days working on a “liquid abstract” – 30x40 




 Just the underwater part done – next, water and waves and sparkle – maybe some foam. And finished what looked like a crapcicle from keauhou the week before to where I really like it – back in the “you paint like darrell” days. 


 Three sisters – plein air skoil 

Probably not painting this friday with the supposed hurricane and such – according to how it’s blowing, I might end up at the old airport (would prefer NELH – the tide’s going to be good and the waves are usually astounding, but there’s no cover there unless I want to paint from the back of the jeep – done that before – just back into the view and set up in the rear – we’ll see.