Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kahekili Park, Kaanapali, Maui


6" x 8"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This painting was also done in Kaanapali, Maui, a little further north than the last one, at Kahekili Park.  There is a great walkway for several miles through Kaanapali.  It's such a womderful way to get some morning exercise and  peek at all the resorts, hotels, and condos.  I'd spotted a great location the day before, and chose exactly which palm trees I wanted to paint.  I got there bright and early, set up, just got painting and it started to rain!  Luckily, there was a large covered area with picnic tables, so I moved over a bit and painted in the rain.  Of course, in a little while the rain stopped, the color changed and I had to make sure that I wasn't chasing the light. You go with the flow when plein air painting!

A friend commented about the sky in the background.  There is no sky in this piece.  That is Molokai, (once a leper colony) the  next island over, covered in clouds.  Another thing I hadn't realized before I got to Hawaii, you can see the other islands.  The water here gets deep really quickly off the beach.  The locals call the water further out, deep water.  It was distinctly darker.

That afternoon we drove along the coast on the north side of the island:





5 comments:

David Westerfield said...

Ah yes, I know Kahekili Park well!

CrimsonLeaves said...

You've painted a most beautiful paradise, Pam!

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted! What a gorgeous Island !!!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Really nice composition on this one. The blue in here is so dynamic it pulls me into the painting.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you David. Funny how we're both posting paintings from our recent trip to the same place!! You gotta love the www!

Sherry, Thanks so much. Paradise does describe it!

Thank you Hilda. It is gorgeous.

Amy, Thank you. It is so interesting how the blue of the ocean is always so different!