Wednesday, July 30, 2008

abstract show

This Saturday the Wailoa Center is taking in art for their biennial Abstract Show. I've never really painted an abstract before but Arthur thought we should just experiment and see what we could come up with (yesterday afternoon). I don't know if it will get in the show but it was fun to do. My boyfriend thinks it should be a vertical, I'm just not sure.

Monday, July 28, 2008

My perfect day...

Yesterday was absolutely one of my best days. It started with a life drawing session at Richard's at Kalani ( from 9 to 10:30. We had a beautiful model, someone visiting the islands for a week, I'm sure she was a dancer or a yogi. Then Kehena beach was warm and easy, a quick swim to the rocks and back and then painting in the afternoon with a group of painters taking a plein aire class from Saim Caglayan from Kauai (great painter and nice guy). I was kind of crashing. It was their last day and he was kind enough to let me hang... they were painting on my turf afterall. The volcano has been going off like fireworks lately and a giant plume could be seen from our vantage (we are only about 5-6 miles from the flow). Draw-swim-paint, life is good...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Model session

Arthur and I had a life painting session with an Hawaiian model a couple of weeks ago. She's agreed to come back tomorrow. Should be fun.

Meanwhile, we went to the coffee tasting show in Kona, representing the gallery. I sold my heliconia painting which was gratifying, affirmation is always nice.

We actually did a little plein aire painting before heading back to the east side.