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.
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.