Halona Cove watercolor
I finally have this finished! Interruptions aside, I’m pleased to be presenting the painting here on my blog before framing it and putting it in the gallery. As I mentioned in earlier posts, working this large painting up from small drawings and studies, and further developing it from memory and imagination is a nice change from my more literal plein-air practice. It’s probably the wave of the future for me, if you will excuse an unintended pun.
Everyone in our area knows this location from the film ” From Here to Eternity” where Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr made their big splash rolling around in the surf, as well as shipwreck scenes from “Pirates of the Carribean 4.”
For myself, the attraction has always been found in contrasts; darks and lights, colors, fluid/dynamic water played against static volcanic forms, an element of real danger on certain winter days, and a sublime beauty at certain moments, where the water is almost still and the entire cove becomes covered in shadow near dusk.
Halona Cove: The First Step, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30″, framed size 31 x 39″
The painting is framed as of today, and will go on public display the first of April.