Friday, April 17, 2009

Plein Air Painting Day

Yesterday I was invited to paint with the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii during their special Kauai event! I had a pretty packed day planned already (teaching art classes), but I got up early and headed out to their first location, the Waimea Plantation Cottages. Somehow I managed to carve out two hours during the morning to set up and create a plein air pastel painting of this lovely cottage:

This is my set-up.

Here are some of the materials I used - Rembrandt pastels, charcoal pencils, and of course some "Aloha Passion Orange Juice" to keep me going!


José said...


So....are you using orange juice as a fixative ? :-)

Kind regards,


Jo Bradford said...

You even have orange juice to match your store name - cool!! Great to get a behind the scenes look at your set-up Marionette!! All the best xx

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

What fun! I LOVE the old plantation style houses. One day I hope to have one of my very own just like this (of course you don't find too many anymore here on the island of Oahu). Guess I'll have to move to Kauai!

Great Pastel work!


Social Marketing Mama said... the photos displayed here, Hawaii is such a beautiful place....I'm in Chicago, and it can get pretty cold and windy here.