Ho'okipa is Maui's popular surfing beach. Plenty of skilled suffers to watch and see some sea turtles resting on the beach. You might even get lucky to see an endangered monk seal taking a nap. We went there to photograph subject mater for paintings and was treated to a stunningly beautiful sunset. I was told later by locals that the colors were created by the vog. Vog is volcano pollution caused by the active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Most of the surfers had exited the water as the sun went down and the beach was pretty empty. Creating this painting for the Walter Foster book was very exciting and challenging. I used a limited palette to help keep the color drama exciting.To create this painting I started with an underpainting of cad red light. For more on how I painted it you can buy the book.
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About this painting; This is an 11x14 acrylic painting on canvas. I go into great detail of the process of painting this scene. If you want to learn how to paint it or just want to see the process and learn some tips you can buy a signed copy through me or at many art supply stores or online at Walter Foster www.walterfoster.com Amazon - www.amazon.com Barnes and Noble - www.barnesandnoble.com IndieBound - www.indiebound.org Indigo - www.chapters.indigo.ca .
NOTE; This painting, along with my entire inventory and art studio, was destroyed in the Lahaina fire on August 8th, 2023.
June 21st, 2014
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