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.


Five Fridays this month!  I’ve left some of these dates kind of up in the air until after we’ve had a chance talk about them and I wanted to get this out before tomorrow (good thing) so i’ll fill in the blanks later.  Leo’s is a fine venue and unusual – try to make this one.


October 17 – Michael and Kathleen’s place – I’ve heard from Alaina who has been in communication with Michael and Kathleen.  They are  CANCELLING FRIDAY’S PAINTING SESSION!!!! They want to feel free to hurricanize their house in prep for a possible blowout and that’s probably what the rest of us should be doing as well – so – NO PAINTING SESSION TOMORROW, but we’ll see you all on the flipside.   If it storms and you can get out of the weather – might make a neat painting!  Laters – stay safe.


If you get lost – call me – 895-4985

October 24 – Waialea with the Kohala group –

October 31 – Kaloko Ponds - 

See you there,

richard

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.