Saturday, October 3, 2015

Big Island Cove

Big Island Cove                  10" x 10"            oil 

The 'big island' of Hawaii is the scene for another beachy painting. The soft greens of these lush mountains came into view as we drove around a bend in the road. While the photo I used is from a few years back, I remember the scene well. I debated whether to put in the figures on the beach, but  added them for scale and just the tiniest sparks of contrasting color.
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6 comments:

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Those greens are so lovely and I love the figures!

Chris Lally said...

Just love how you composed the scene. I feel like I'm going to walk into this beautiful painting!

Helen Moreda said...

Wow. They really nail the scale. Love the lush palette. Makes one want to visit.

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Nice painting Mary, love the sparkling blue water. A grand scale indeed.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Some beautiful colors in those greens setting off the blue of the water. Wonderful painting as usual.

Carol Flatt said...

I think the figures are important for just the reasons you mentioned. Kind of puts us humans in perspective, doesn't it?! You've captured the majesty and rich color of Hawaiian mountain areas!