Makena is where dark lava meets the dancing turquoise ocean, inviting exploration. Every meter of Makena coast is precious but when shade appears and there is a grassy place to sit and ponder, it is especially inviting. I've had the great pleasure of being commissioned to paint the view of the water from Hale o Makena, a stretch of Makena coastline framed by Kiawe trees and lava formations. The theme in my work is Hawaiiana. I eliminate modernity and paint what is there underneath it. I try to capture what is timeless and leave the nonessential.
A cinnamon plumeria gave me a corner to anchor my center of interest. The grassy shade gave me the place to rest. Everything else is there to frame the center of interest and contributes a line and a shape to keep the eye and spirit of the viewer as long as possible. It works for me. I loved doing this painting and I love the place it represents.
Curtis Wilson Cost
This image is available as a Collectible Miniature Print.
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