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.
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.
…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.
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!