Monday, August 18, 2008

Adios Anne

Anne Whitmore, our very talented and feisty watercolorist, died after a number of months of increasing physical hardship from a cancer. She bravely kept her optimism up and her hope for the future intact for much of that time. We'll miss her really wonderful work, with its jewel-bright colors and clarity of vision. In fact for a month we'll enjoy a last big dose of it as we celebrate her life in art, starting with an evening remembrance on First Friday, the 5th of September. Hele mai to 46 Waianuenue Street and lift a toast to this fine artist, much beloved among her friends.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

August Plein Air Schedule

August PLEIN AIR SCHEDULE - thursdays, 8am, til pau. no fees, no formal critique.

7- Wai'uli Beach Park-(Lele'iwi) Our lovely "home base" at Keaukaha.

14- Kama'ili Cliff House-From the Kalapana-Pahoa Hwy, head toward
Kaimu. When you get to the junction, turn left-back towards Kapoho.
At the 17 mile marker, on the red road, continue 1/8 of a mile, immediately
after the blind right curve you will see large green gates with cement
pillars on the makai side. There's also a for sale sign (4 million).
Gates open at 8am. Bring something for potluck!

21- Laupaoehoe Point-From Hilo town, drive the Hamakua Hwy to
Lapahoehoe, just after the second gulch is the makai side turn off for
the Lapahoehoe Point.

28- Makuu Cliffs- From Hilo, take Kea'au by-pass road as if your
heading to Pahoa.. Turn makai (left) onto Paradise Drive, go all the
way down to Beach Road, turn right, look for painters.

Friday, August 01, 2008

More Saim Caglayan Workshop Pix

These photos are mostly mine exept for the curiously tilted one of me painting on the MacKenzie cliff, me with curiously tousled and backlit hair (time for a haircut I guess) and the beautiful one of Amy and Tuko painting at Mile 17 (all by Saim himself). Another one of me on the cliffs was sent by Deirdre Donovan of Kaua'i. The others depict our group painting under Saim's patient tutelage at MacKenzie Park, which is a craggy and windswept location known in ancient Hawaiian tradition as a jumping-off place for souls on their way to the underworld.