Passage to Honolulu



    Ten days on the Island of Oahu. Started out in watercolor and turned quickly to gouache. The wind and misty rain with blinding sun forced me to a studio stance. I leaned forward and brushed the opaque pigment down as though weaving a basket. Building paint on paint driving out contrast and settling for a bright flat image.  Hundreds of strokes piling up to create a textural field. An unexpected journey. In the end and back on the beach I forsook the gouache and returned to the drawing hand.  Conte crayon and watercolor whispy as the breeze, light as feather having come full circle.   Painted on 12x16 Arches paper

Made possible by the generous support of Mr. David Messing.