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)...


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)


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


The scene on arrival, lots of sunshine...


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


Painting in process...

R. Smith