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Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Tricia Coe! Her photo of Keawakapu Beach was voted the top scene for me to paint. Here it is- looking northwest from the first turn of the beach.

My subscribers had nine to choose from when voting and all photos were winners- of course! They are of Maui! I'll use these images in the future as inspiration from my collectors. See to check out the competitors.

Every picture has a story - this is the spot - on one of these rocks- where her grandmother used to sit and watch the sunset with the waves lapping in. It was as far as she could go in her beach walk before she had to stop and rest. Many of us know this spot and enjoy the view. Its a vivid memory for her and her family.

So what's next? I had homework to do. I paint on location so I have to check out the beach scene and plan the painting to come. Last night I ventured out with my "corksicle" cup of chardonnay and started walking and examining the angles for the first sketches. Last night was not a calm night, but it was a lovely sunset with interesting clouds.

As I walked, I was lucky enough to not take my rubber slippahs off- I spotted a beach full of stinging visitors- blue Man-o-War (which were gone in the morning according to my friends.)