I started painting some smaller pieces recently. I was thinking that I needed to have a variety of sizes of paintings available, with an array of prices. It took a bit of work to get used to painting on such a small canvas. I didn't have brushes that were small enough! Once I got my system going, I sure had a lot of fun. Now I enjoy using smaller brushes and painting in the minature arena. It's a whole different world!
I went down to Kamaole II Beach Park here in Maui the other day. I thought I would try painting at a picnic table I frequent. I was thinking this would be a great way for people to stop by and watch, maybe even buy one of my little 4 x 4 inch paintings.
It wasn't quite so easy. I was at the mercy of the weather...wind was starting to pick up so I wouldn't be able to stay very long because the paint was drying on my brush. A few people did stop by and say hello, what are you doing.. that sort of thing- which is great, just what I wanted. But then a woman stopped by and sat down and proceeded to just chat. I can't paint and chat. I have now learned this. Made note to self!
This was a painting I did for fun. All of my paintings are for fun, but some are with no intentions or preconceived ideas. I love the ocean and the swirls created by the waves. I paint a lot of ocean pieces. I like to paint the sun in different ways, using a flowers pedals as the arms of the sun rase to show it touching the water. The yellow arms reaching out into the sky. This piece is available for purchase.
My sister Robin... the coolest surfer chick around. I did this painting from a photo of Robin. I think she was surfing at Flat Island in Kailua, Oahu. Yes she had her shades on, no her hair isn't green- I'm the one in the family with the hair color changes. I just love this photo, so I had to paint it!
After taking the picture, and looking at this wonderful view everyday, I finally painted this. 12 x 12inches.
So every morning I go for a walk, a long walk. I finish at Kamaole III Park by the jungle gym so I can do my stretches. I stand at the bars and look at this view..every day. It's never the same actually. The shadows change, the people change, the ocean changes. I love this view.
This great little spot along Ali'i Drive I pass all the time. Watching the waves roll in, feeling the breeze on my face..love it. This would make for a great panoramic painting. Keeping that in mind.