Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hui Steps


Painted on the grounds of the Hui No'eau in Makawao.  While this is plein air, it is not "alla prima".  I often go back two or three times to finish a plein air painting.  It certainly doesn't always work out, but it's so much better for me to work from life than to try and figure it out from photos.  And it doesn't get any better than painting outside on Maui!

I do sometimes work from photos, but working from Life is the very best!

Another thing to consider:  I was reading recently that sitting for long periods of time can be just as deleterious to ones health as smoking.  Even if you get up and move around periodically your incidence of cancer and heart issues goes up.  All the more reason to haul the paint equipment into the field and stand to paint.

6 x 8, oil on panel. - Thanks for looking!