George's Garden Pathway

Date: 7/18/2010

Location: Kula, Maui

Size: 9" x 12"

Medium: Palette knife on Masonite board
Artist's Comments: On the slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui is a 2-acre oasis nestled between the winding switchback roads of old-Haleakala road. Here artist George Allan and his wife Janet have been cultivating a delightful garden rich with Hawaiian plant life, fruiting trees, koi ponds and an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs. For most artists, this would be a delight to paint. For me, the challenge of capturing all the various shades and tones of greens was daunting! Luckily, I had the expert guidance of George to help me distinguish the various plants by mixing various colors expertly on the pallet and applying them with a gentle touch of the palette knife. I had traveled to Maui to join George’s painting workshop and it was an eye opener to say the least! I painted this scene on my own and George came by and prepared his own sketch of my subject. I then repainted the scene a second time to try to replicate his expert techniques. I was amazed at how much I learned in such short time and am looking forward to using the pallet knife in future works.

"George's Garden Path" is traveling home with Lera all the way across the world to Kazakhstan! This will be the furthest any SitaScapes has traveled!

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