Shoreline Path

Date: 07/13/2010

Location: Anaeho'omalu Bay

Size: 20" x 16"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: I have an ongoing list of adventures I want to do on the Big Island and one of them is to take the shoreline path from Anaeho'omalu Bay all the way to Keaweiki and the coveted Queen's Bath ponds. The hike is a journey and I did attempt it once but we got discouraged by the heat. Every time I consider taking on the journey again, I just think "why don't we just go to the beach and relax instead?" and, I can't find a better reason not to! Anyway, I like to always have a list of things I have not done on the island to keep that element of surprise alive. I am content with painting this path that someday I would like to add to my "done" list. Kite surfers use this path to lead them to a launching point up the coast where they don't risk taking out sunbathers as they head out to the bay. The day started out calm but the winds quickly picked up and they caught me off guard. The size of this canvas acted like an efficient sail and promptly tumbled my easel to the ground. Paint thinner went everywhere...all over my newly stared painting. Quickly I dipped the canvas in the ocean to clean it off and let it dry for a few minutes before starting again. This time I weighted down my easel - lesson learned!

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