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.
Yeah – late again – I know, I must have a huge mind, because sometimes it takes a long time for me to make it up. Watched some plein air demos yesterday on U-Tube – the painter was wearing gloves with the fingers cut off – I wondered why until he stepped in front of the camera and you could see steam coming out of his mouth – what could this mean, I wondered – some places are just cold. He mentioned that he had driven about an hour to get to this place that didn’t seem unusual or particularly scenic and, did I mention cold. I made a list of the places that we paint regularly and occasionally – there were thirty (appended at the end of this missive) all of them scenic, some of them spectacularly so, and all of them warm (did I mention warm?). We are unaccountably lucky to live and paint Kona side – so many opportunities and so little time.
6.mar.2015 - Kona Inn – The Inn is directly across Ali’i Drive from Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel. Park behind the hotel (it’s free) and come out to the lawn on the makai side of the inn. Nice views, and maybe lunch afterwards.
13.mar.2015 – Kahalu’u Beach Park – just down south on Ali’i Drive next to the old Keauhou Outrigger Hotel - this is a wonderful beach for snorkeling as well as painting and especially people. This is a pretty expansive venue and there are a lot of stuffs to paint and plenty of shade so bring your snorkel and fins, something for lunch and – yeah – some painting stuff and there you go. I don’t know where I’ll be, but let’s plan on the critique around the pavilion, unless there’s a loud birthday party going on. A beautiful beach, lots of shade, and maybe lots of people for those of you that like that kind of stuff.
20.mar.2015 – Waialea aka Beach 69 – North on Queen K take the exit to Hapuna Beach – go past the A frames (we should rent one of these for the weekend one of these days) make the left turn but don’t go into the parking lot – continue driving looking makai until you see a paved parking lot – that’s it. My favorite beach – huge piece of towering drift wood – ironwoods overhanging the beach – lots of great stuff, don’t miss it!
27.mar.2015– Keauhou Store – I’ve left this ‘til last to give me a time to get up there and talk to the owners – be aware (beware) for a possible substitution.
see you there
I’ve started a playlist on You Tube for demos and other interesting videos – so far I’ve collected some good information on color theory, a few demos, and some quality information on the difference between whites in oil paints. I’ll start collecting some demos and such for watercolors and pastels and even (horrors) acrylics in the future. Address:
especially watch “is your red the same as my red” something I’m sure we’ve all thought about.
Give the tube a try – just run a search for “your media demos” you’ve be surprised at what shows up.
Painting Sessions are from 9a to 12:30p with a short critique to follow
Kohala Plein Air Schedule - fridays
Contact Peter at: email@example.com
Hilo-side Plein Air Painting Schedule - thursdays
Leslie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or at their website:
PLACES WE PAINT – (arranged north to south):
NATIONAL ENERGY LAB HAWAII
HONOKOHAU STATE PARK
HONOKOHAU HARBOR ENTRY
KAILUA OLD TOWN
CITY OF REFUGE