Thursday, April 2, 2009

Painting In Hawai'i

Esther my wife has worked very hard over the last year and earned us a trip to Hawaii for 7 days from the company she works with called Stampin' Up. Not only was she good enough to take me along, but she let me bring my paints! We stayed just north of Kona on the big island. Where we were located, the annual rainfall is only 5 inches a year, irragated of course.

This was the first painting I did during our stay. I must humbly say it was a crash and burn, a wipe out, or should I say a wipe down. Never never paint the sun directly, unless you know what you are doing.

Big island is a good name for this place. Not only is the island big, the mountains are big also. The largest are over 13,000 feet above sea level. That is actually twice the size of the Rocky Mountains by comparison and are snow covered year around. And on the other side the weather is totally different. They receive over 250 inches of rain a year.

The eastern side of the island and one of the many waterfalls where it rains almost every day.

We got to see active volcanoes, but I was glad it wasn't too active during our visit. This time last year this volcano blew and sent boulders the size of cars into the parking lot right near where Esther is standing.

Painting at Black sands beach in the wind! You can see my hat influencing my palm tree.

Another quicky. Me, hanging onto the easel and leaning into the wind.

Mountain top painting at about 5000 feet overlooking the Pacific. About 50mph wind kicked up and started blowing black sand all over my paintng and into my eyes sent me running for cover.

Mountain drive where rainbow are common. What a diversity of landscape the big island has.

Hapuna Beach with beautiful white sand. These waves are seriously mean!

Nice spot to paint. It was in the shade, out of the wind and next to the men's room and water fountain!


  1. I hope you had fun. I haven't seen Rainbow Falls that big. That's a lot of water! Are you planning on posting these paintings. The Hapuna Beach painting looks like a really nice composition from what I can tell.

  2. Thanks Jeremy,

    Yes I'll be updating those on my website.


  3. I'm glad you and Esther had a good time. Thanks for sharing the photos. Look forward to seeing some Boyles in May!