Mahai'ula's Ocean Blue

Date: 5/25/2009

Location: Mahai'ula Point

Size: 30" x 40"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: One of my favorite beaches when I used to live in Kona was Mahai'ula's and oddly enough, I have not painted at this location very often. So, I set out to capture two paintings of this awesome beach. As I stood out on the point and looked back toward Mahai'ula Bay, I was immediately drawn to the iconic grouping of palm trees but, was delighted to also see the cinder cone, Pu'u Nahaha, framed the scene very well by providing a great counter balance to the palm grove. Because of the sandy ocean floor, the colors of the sea are strikingly vibrant without any rough waves or winds to disturb them. It was a challenge for me to replicate that "Mahai'ula's-blue" but by trying out a few different combinations, I figured out how to replicate it! Now if I can only remember what colors I mixed!
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