Plein Air Painting in Hanalei, Kauai (archived 07/25/2015)

Plein Air Painting in Hanalei, Kauai

By on 7/25/2015 11:11:31 AM

From a recent trip to Kauai (North Shore)...

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Kauai's North Shore has long been one of my favorite locations to paint outdoors. With so many beautiful scenes to choose from, the North Shore is a plein air painter's dream (when the weather cooperates). With my cigar box easel and lightweight plein air painting gear, I can setup up to paint on any terrain and hard to get to locations. With that being the usual experience, painting at the St. Regis in Princeville, Kauai was a bit comical. (see photos below)

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Deluxe plein air painting at the St. Regis complete with a private oceanfront cabana, not bad.

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The scene on arrival, lots of sunshine...

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By the time I was setup and ready to paint, the rain had moved in across the bay. The lighting was amazing!

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Painting in process...

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R. Smith