Gusty Breezes on A-Bay

Date: 11/10/2011

Location: Anaeho'omalu Bay

Size: 9" x 12"

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Artist's Comments: During the first day of my Kona Paint Out, we were so lucky to kick the day off with a demonstration by plein air master Darrell Hill. We were all in awe at how quickly his paint brush danced across the canvas to create another masterpiece.  We all envied the simplicity of his mastery.  He completed the piece in about 20 minutes and that was likely due to delays caused by him talking thru his choices with us.  After the demo, it was our turn to paint the scene.  It was interesting to see what an impression his demonstration had on me. I found myself reaching for entirely new colors as I remembered the steps he took to mix the typical "Darrell Hill" color scheme.  But since I was not a master, about half way thru I lost track of what colors I was mixing and was on the edge of creating a mud pile so I paused, took a break then returned with renewed focus.  I brought back in some of my signature bright colors to balance out the subdued tones.  This scene warrants another try but, we were off that day to paint our second session at Waialea Bay.

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