Thursday, November 5, 2009

DAY 1 - Maui, Hawaii - Plein air

Here I am in Maui, Hawaii! I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to visit this beautiful island for the 2nd time in a year. Last year, I left my plein air gear at home, and traveled only with my sketchbook. This time, I brought all my gear with the intention of doing at least 4 good plein air paintings. On Tuesday morning, I drove to Ma'alaea village and boat harbor. The trade winds were blowing about 4o mph, and it was a challenge just to keep my easel upright! My whole setup blew over twice...but no harm done to equipment or the painting!

"Old but still Floats" - 9x12 Watercolor

This old teakwood sailboat caught my eye right away! the lovely brown weathered deck and bright blue sails in a harbor full of 'shiny new boats' just needed to be painted!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ich bin so froh, Sie, liebe Tina gestern am Dienstag, 03.11.2009 in Lahaina angesprochen zu haben! So kann ich Ihre sehr schoenen Kunstwerke auf Ihrer Website bewundern!
Thank You for Talking and giving your Card!
Karin Lehnerts - Germany