I used Gamblin’s Portland greys (light, medium and dark) and Chromatic Black. The Ampersand gesso board is sometimes lightly brushed with Gamsol solvent before starting the painting. I’m using fine sable hair brushes (and sometimes my fingers) for these little paintings.
Trail To The Summit
This little monochrome painting from yesterday is based on an Oahu hike my husband and I took this past winter. I’ve included the reference photo this time and the link to my previous post on this hike where you can see the summit views.
I could have kept working on the painting, but decided I liked the ambiguity and stopped. No clear view of the trail ahead.
“Fin”ale – Aloha!
Things are moving at a turtle’s pace in the studio this past week. I am wiping off paint after spending many hours putting it on, and that is not a good thing…So I thought I would share this last bunch of photos from Oahu (I promise it’s the last).
Hope you enjoy them. Click on them to see very large.
The aquarium just south of Waikiki is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The fish are amazing and the tanks are beautifully designed.
Hanauma Bay is THE place to go snorkeling. I now wish I had looked into getting a prescription lens for snorkeling (I am very near sighted) so I didn’t go in.
My husband had a great time and was able to get inches away from the fish. The great thing about this place is that they severely limit the number of people here. The parking lot fills up early and then they turn people away.
Waikiki Beach from the top of Diamondhead.
Every evening the sunset was spectacular and people would just hang out on Waikiki Beach for the show. The pink hotel is one of the oldest — the Royal Hawaiian.
Blue Hawaii — Makapuu Point — southeastern tip of Oahu
(click on photos to see large)
This beautiful creature inspired my most recent painting. We got to see him up close
before an area was roped off to keep people away.
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