I struggled at first with the images of water in Hawaii---how to find my own idiom to render them? This isn't something you can exactly pre-plan, or at least, I can't. I flubbed many sketches, did lots of pencil studies of the movement of water, before I hit on a way to make the thing work for me. I've just begun to figure it out and thank heavens for all my studies. I have enough from my scant five days there to allow me to experiment more and try to put to use in larger work what I learned from the pieces below. And then there's the next mystery destination, which I'll go to in June. There will be LOTS more there to challenge and stimulate me!