Date: 4/15/2011

Location: Mahai'ula Beach

Size: 12" x 12"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments:
Each time I take a stay-cation holiday, I find myself at my all-time favorite beach; Mahai’ulas. We were here a few weeks after the March Tsunami and from the highway there appeared to be no damage to shoreline. As we parked the car and started to walk to the beach, it looked like there had been a fire in the Southern-most end of the beach. The foliage was brown and scattered across the lava fields. As we continued walking, I saw dead fish and signs of receding water. We then realized that the tsunami had made it up an over the beach. Luckily no major damage was done to the beach or our favorite palm trees but it was impressive to see that the water surge not only made it up and over the 15 foot sand dune but, it continued about 30 to 40 feet into the lava fields. We were presented with another sign that we are very lucky to enjoy such a beautiful beach. The sun was hot and shimmering across the shoreline. My sister, not accustomed to the Hawaiian sun retreated to the shade while I tucked into the sand with Patrick napping at my side, and continued to work on this painting. My large brimmed hat and sun-shirt provided protection from the sun’s rays which feel so good! Maybe it’s the fact that I should not be in the sun that makes it so enjoyable? With the cool sea just steps away, the warmth of Hawaii’s sun can never be too hot!

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