Colorful Memories of Kona Village

Date: 11/05/2011

Location: Kona Village Resort

Size: 18" x 18"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: As I was flipping thru my archive of imagery looking for a scene to paint I came across a collection of pictures I captured at Kona Village some years ago.  I paused for a while reminiscing on the wonderful times I had enjoyed at this wonderful Resort.  The landscape was an artists dream; full of vibrancy and variety.  From quintessential thatched hales to rippling Anchialine ponds that capture the wonderful surrounding foliage.  Due to the intense colors of this place, I decided to create this little composition.  As I painted, my mind was filled with peace - entranced by the unmistakeable charm of Kona Village.  I was truly happy in my thoughts and to replicate my feelings, I bumped up the saturation of colors making them cheerful and happy.  Bright pinks dance across lazy palm fronds; yellow highlights capture the dappled kisses of sunshine and deep shadows allow you to retreat and cool down from the warm sunshine. I admire the work of Elsa Muir and in contemplating how to render the hale, I studied his techniques and decided to use dapples of lavender to bring that sense of coolness that I enjoyed lounging under the shade of the thatched roof.  This piece will be re-printed in a set of Holiday greeting cards for Hualalai Realty and I hope they bring the same feelings to all who receive them.

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