Come Home to Hawaii!

Date: 7/13/2010

Location: Mahai'ula Beach

Size: 18" x 24"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: Located just 15 minutes away from the airport, Mahai'ula is an awesome beach but takes a little patience to get to. A long bumpy jeep road leads to a small parking lot from which beach goers need to hike in across a hot lava field to the shoreline. Once there; its quickly worth the extra effort. Soft white sand offers easy entry to a protected bay offering lots of snorkeling and encounters with sea turtles. Tucked away in the southern corner of the beach is a small grouping of palm trees clustered around a small sandy beach surrounded by lava rocks. In order to paint this little beach, I needed to hike out onto the lava field across the bay to get the right vantage point. I love how the painting covers the entire ahupua'a or ancient Hawaiian land division; from abundant ocean to fertile farmland on the slopes of Hualalai mountain. This painting was created for a special friend who lives in California and wanted a painting that would remind her of her family who lives on the slopes of Hualalai. So, come home to Hawaii soon!

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