Honokohau Shoreline

Date: 11/11/2011

Location: Honokohau Harbor

Size: 8" x 16"

Medium: Oil on canvas panel

Artist's Comments: On our second day of the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii Kona Paint Out, we started our morning session at Honokohau Harbor.  Having spent the prior day in the sun, I needed to pick a spot that was in shade. Honokohau Beach is a beautiful historic bay tucked behind the Honokohau Harbor where ancient relics of the past still stand. It was first developed by early Hawaiians as a coastal dwelling where fish traps; fishponds, heiau (sacred temples) and halau (long houses) were built and used in every day life. I took refuge under the one halau that was built to for educational purposes.  It was so cool under the thatched roof that I actually needed to go out into the sun to warm up!  As the sun rose over Hualalai Mountain, it was casting a beautiful light onto the Kiawe Tree.  It was high tide and the fishponds were full of gorgeous purples and blues.  This is also a favorite beach for resting sea turtles but alas, one did not venture into my view.

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