Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Painting at a wedding

Maui is a special place for weddings and honeymoons, of course, and when I was researching to find a particular beach I'd seen in photos and advertising, it was said that Secret Beach was a common place for nuptials. It's a "secret" because it's kind of hard to find. It's behind a rock wall between lava rock outcroppings that each have a house on them (you don't really see the houses). It's no more than 40 yards long and picture perfect.

At 7:45 in the morning I thought I might be there before anyone else, but I was wrong. A very small wedding was just about to get started. A Hawaiian minister officiating, a guitar player/ singer, a witness, a videographer, photographer and the bride and groom. I set up off to the side and was told I wouldn't be in the way. I got to watch the wedding while I painted and they were done and gone by the time I was half finished. The videographer even wanted to shoot a few minutes of me painting as part of the ambiance.

Another day in paradise.

Secret cove, oil, 16" x 12"


Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful and a great memory!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

well composed and nice brushwork.
The wedding was a nice bonus