Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Part I

I just returned from The Maui Plein Air Invitational, an exceptional show in an exceptional location!  There is a little part of me that is mourning the interminable distance between Montana and the ocean- I just can’t get over how thrilling it is to paint on a clifftop overlooking the ocean.

Painting in Maui

Happily, the show went well, I sold well and really enjoyed getting to know the other artists.  I have left two paintings with The Village Galleries, so check out their website if you are interested.  I also have a handful of paintings in my studio, so send me a message if you are interested in getting images/prices.

It’s easy to get frustrated when the weather is challenging, but I found that in Maui it only added to the drama.

painting puzzle

…and the perks make it all worth it.  One afternoon I was forced to set up strategically to find a little shelter from the wind, but in finding a safe spot, I noticed sea turtles swimming in the shallows. Sea turtles+an evening of painting= a very very fine day.

Ho'oikipa Rocks

On the last afternoon squalls rolled in over the Pacific so I set up near a small cliffside cave.  As each squall rolled through I ducked for cover and waited it out.  Sometimes plein air painting just feels bat-shit crazy, but stick with it and the surprises happen.


As I really need to finish a studio painting, (and I’ve spent far too long on emails and business today,)  I’ll post a part II soon, so check back!  More of Maui to come!

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1 comment

  1. Beautiful! Wonderful sky and ocean color!


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