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If you have not been to the Hawaiian Islands you are truly missing out. The islands are some of the most magical places to visit and I would like to invite you join in on a one of a kind painting experience. During this watercolor plein air we will be visiting several quaint island locations. Maui has the most beautiful architecture and vistas to sketch and paint.
We will be painting on local beaches, under rain forest canopies, beautiful coves, stunning beaches and dramatic weather. There is an exciting painting subject around every corner.
Saturday, January 15 - Arrive on Maui
Sunday, January 16 - Meet & Greet
Monday, January 17 - Saturday, January 22 - Painting Days (see itinerary below)
Sunday, January 23 - Relax and Explore
Monday, January 24 - Depart Maui
To get our painting week started we will start with this location which has a great grassy area to sit and paint the clouds and waves of Maui. Watching the weather systems around the islands gives you a front row seat to see how an eco systems works. The warm air pushes ocean moisture up the sides of the volcanoes where it starts forming at the peak. Once it is full it descends down the valleys and releases all it's healing rain. Lots of sun or shade to set up in. Lunches, coffee and snacks for sale near by.
Hawaii has beautiful architecture and vistas to sketch and paint. One of my favorite places to paint is at this quiet beach. There is the cutest little church just up the way that's perfect to sketch and add to the background of your Maui scene. There's great lava flows to snorkel around and a long beach to run up and down. Bring your snorkel gear as their is a beautiful reef to snorkel or swim around.
The floral painting that you can do in Hawaii are endless. My favorite flower by far is the Plumeria, their fragrance permeates everything. You will smell it on your clothes months after you come home. This Gardens is "Up Country" and has magnificent views. It is in the small town of Kula which is very picturesque in itself. The drive up country is always interesting and gives you a different perspective on the island away from the beaches. During this class we will painting all sorts of florals.
Lahaina has so many picturesque locations to paint from, there are huge banyan trees, cute architecture, boats, tourists, coffee shops, galleries, you name it. You can choose sun or shade or a combination of both, Lahaina has it all. Great restaurants for breakfast and lunch.
The view from Makena Landing has great lava structures and nice secluded bay with a black sand beach. This is a great place to sit and paint all the different types of palm trees, lava and playful waves. Great place to snorkel, bring your gear and take a break from painting and do a bit of snorkeling and swimming.
On this day, our adventure we will be starting later in the afternoon so we can get our drawings drawn before the sun sets. Once the sun start working it's magic we can start in with color into our watercolors, trying to capture that perfect mood with yellows and purples as the sun sinks into the Pacific.