Monday, May 4, 2009

Plein Air Painting with Schar

Last week I asked Schar if she wanted to do some plein air painting (painting outdoors from life) at Salt Pond Beach. She said sure, but she needed to be pau (Hawaiian for done) by 11:00 a.m., so we decided to meet at 7 a.m. which is a wonderful time to be at any Hawaiian beach. The sun has risen, it's still cool, and not too many people on the beach yet.
This is the scene I decided to paint.

This is Schar's toolbox filled with lots of wonderful oil pastels, brushes, and even walnut oil for blending her beautiful colors with.

Schar beginning her painting.

This is my soft pastel set-up.

Here I am working on my new painting.

Schar is progressing very nicely on this one. She even demonstrated her technique for making waves in oil pastels. Mahalo!

And, my completed painting!

Schar's Final version for the day. She said she will work on it some more at her art studio.

I hope you have enjoyed our little art adventure. A big Mahalo to Schar for being my painting buddy. We had a really nice "talk story" session about art & life. I love her new creation!

Aloha and Happy Creating,


TreasuresFromHawaii said...

Marionette & Schar...

I'm so thrilled that you both had such a relaxing morning seaside together! I miss having friends to "talk story" with and just enjoy each others' company(sigh)...

Your paintings turned out beautiful - Schar, you don't need to touch a thing! :D

Marionette~you'll be happy to know I am purchasing some watercolors so I can practice some more(grin)...In the meantime, I'm working with my acrylics and still enjoying painting immensely!

Hugs and God bless...Dava

Schar Freeman said...

Mahalo Marionette for a wonderful morning seaside with good friends painting. I love your painting too! I must try your velour paper.

As for finishing touches I think I want to add the island Niihau that we couldn't see because of the thick Vog....and fill in the tree some more.

IT was good fun and can hardly wait to go paint with you again!


Jennie said...

Oh my goodness! You two make it look so easy to do what you do! What beautiful work, and to have a friend by your side, too? That is truly special. Thank you for sharing :)

Jean Levert Hood said...

I've been to your wonderful state twice, neither times to paint! How wonderful to paint with a friend on this beautiful beach!

Wonderful work from both of you!

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

Sounds like you two had a great time, and both paintings look fabulous!!