I've been so busy with Hawaii that I haven't wanted to take time away from sketching and painting! I don't normally post photos of myself, but I wanted you to see the artist at work in Onomea Bay, one of the most beautiful spots I've ever seen.
That's an outcropping of lava rock I'm perched on. It's eight in the morning. There's no one else around, except for my husband and some sly Pacific crabs tap dancing on the rocks below me. It's 70 degrees. The air is soft as chiffon. All I can hear is the wind slicing through the palms, the thrust and parry of the waves, bird calling to bird. I join the centuries' long list of people enchanted by this place. We're staying at the town of Hilo on the Big Island. It 's very low key and charming, a real place as opposed to a resort. The town is notorious for the rain that falls here--- lots and lots of it, 140 inches a year, to be exact. We've managed five days of pure sunshine somehow, though, and I've tried to make good use of every single moment.
Here are some of what I've done. More to come in the next days to come.
I'm now in the airport at Honolulu and have run out of time. I will be posting my work starting tomorrow, when we return home. Internet connection has been very spotty. Aloha until then!