3.31.2015

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.


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 69North 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
richard


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
Hilo-side Plein Air Painting Schedule - thursdays
Leslie at: leslie@lesismore.us
or at their website:



PLACES WE PAINT – (arranged north to south):

KAWAIHAE
SPENCERS
HAPUNA
WAILEA
ANAEHOOMALU
PUAKO
KUKIO
KUA BAY
MAGOONS
KALOKO PONDS
NATIONAL ENERGY LAB HAWAII
HONOKOHAU STATE PARK
HONOKOHAU HARBOR ENTRY
OLD AIRPORT
KAILUA OLD TOWN
KONA INN
HONLS
HOLUALOA
PAHOEHOE
MAGIC SANDS
KAHALUU
KEAUHOU BAY
KEAUHOU STORE
ALAINAS
GUSSIES PLACE
KEALEKEKUA BAY
LEOS
MANINI
TWO STEPS

CITY OF REFUGE

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

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!!