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.

Last week’s session was great – photos of it are available at my FaceBook page:
check it out.

25.july  - Keauhou Bay – at the intersection of Ali’I Drive at the Keauhou Shopping Center there is a road across from Kam III road that goes makai – follow this road until it bears off to the right and you’ll see a sign for a dead end street – take that one and park in the cul de sac or as close as you can and there you go.  You can come to the bay on the Sheraton side and park at the pier as wellcritique probably on the high side of the bay by the cul de sac.

Originals gallery:
Prints gallery:

Painting Sessions are from 9a to 12:30p with a short critique to follow

Kohala Plein Air Schedule - fridays
Contact Peter at: kohalapleinair@gmail.comPeter
Hilo-side Plein Air Painting Schedule - thursdays
Leslie at: leslie@lesismore.us
or at their website:


New Website Gallery

I've created a website Gallery where you can look at and buy (yes, indeed) some of my work - please visit by clicking on the image below:

Sea Froth - National Energy Lab Beach - SKOIL

And remember - all images presented are copyright material and can not be reproduced in any form without my permission.




I've always been rather disdainful of abstract paintings and photography in general, but the other day I came across some photos that would have knocked my socks off (if I had any on, of course) by a really fine photographer named Mary Mansey (find her here: Mary Mansey) - so - i had to try it:

First Stage:  the ocean floor

 Final: light and sky reflections
Honokohau Harbor Bottom - 16x12 - studio oil


It didn't have to look like anything and it was just like kindergarten all over again - hahahahaha - I'm going to do lots more of them!

Practicing with a Plastic Crutch

Nice title, eh?

I don't do this very often - probably not often enough, but I was hesitant about painting a lot of foam on top of what was a pretty complicated piece of deep ocean - easy enough to do a wipe, but that never leaves the underlying painting as fresh and clean as it was - so . . . I used a clear piece of plastic sheet for practice.  Here I used one of those clear envelopes that we use to protect prints for sale:

showing the crutch

with the crutch painted

Of course the problem was I really liked the plastic sketch and as far as part of my mind was concerned (there's not that much left) I had finished the painting and it was time to go on to another one.  Months later (two days ago) I finally got it done:

Leo's Backyard2 - 11x14 - Plein air oils

and I like it better!