Thursday, December 23, 2010

A rocky coast

The day after the workshop I painted with Randy Sexton and Mark Brown who had just arrived from Oahu. They were painting for the rest of the week with others from the Islanders group for a show at the Mike Carroll Gallery. We found this great spot on Lanai's west side. Ancient lava flows, dramatic cliffs, great views. Challenging.
Lanai coast, Oil, 11" x 16"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Two birds

I painted this last week at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele following the workshop I attended. Beautiful grounds at this resort with gardens and an orchid house. Our group painted for the morning here and I did this in the afternoon.
Birds of Lanai, oil 12" x 9"

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hulopo'e Beach

I did this one my first full day on Lanai before the workshop started. This is a beautiful, crescent beach, part of a park and adjacent to the also beautiful, Four Seasons Resort. A great place to paint. Lots of subjects and angles. I went back twice--and hope to go back in the future.
Oil, 12" x 9"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hotel Lana'i

After watching Randy Sexton do a demonstration of a cottage, the workshop participants gathered around the hotel to paint during some challenging weather. The "plantation" style architecture is everywhere here. The hotel was built in 1923 by James Dole who owned the island which was mostly covered in pineapple fields then. A nicely restored kind of bed and breakfast now where I'm staying.
Hotel Lana'i, oil, 12" x 16"

Friday, December 10, 2010

From Lana'i

Before my workshop with Randy Sexton, I had a day on my own to paint. This is one of Lana'i's landmarks, Sweet Heart Rock.
Oil, 14" x 11"

Monday, December 6, 2010

Island dreaming

I'm off to the island of Lanai (HI) this week for a few days
of painting and participation in Randall Sexton's workshop
that is being hosted by the Mike Carroll Gallery.
I'm really looking forward to some productive--and warm--
plein air painting. Aloha.
oil, 18" x 8.5"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010