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Sketching in Maui

February 17, 2010

Last summer, I chanced to meet two wonderful women from Maui, Lisa and Debbie, and their daughters who were vacationing in France. It turns out that they are both painters, and passionate about art. One thing led to another, they invited us to come and visit any time, and, well, we’ve just returned from an amazing two-week stay in Maui.

For part of the time I took part in a plein-air workshop – more about that later – but I did manage to squeeze in a few sketches.  They were done very quickly, as we were often on the move.

We spent most of our time on Maui, with a quick trip to Molokai.

Here are a few impressions. Here’s me sketching La Pérouse Bay, with my friend Debbie holding my sketchbook:

A day of big surf on the North Shore:

and a few more scenes from around the island:

In the next post, I’ll share some that I did on Molokai.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2010 3:14 pm

    Oh so beautiful. Brings back all the wonderful memories I have of Maui!! Thank you.

  2. February 17, 2010 3:42 pm

    Oh Casey! These are wonderful. I love the feel each sketch gives. Fun and sun …. Looks like you had a great time.

  3. February 17, 2010 4:12 pm

    Casey, your travel sketches are always a treat. These are gorgeous! I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of them.

  4. annie permalink
    February 17, 2010 4:39 pm

    What fun to see Hawaii from your eyes. The sketches are such fun.
    So glad that you had time to do some.


  5. February 17, 2010 5:58 pm

    Quelques touches de couleur pour des paysages vivants et un carnet très chouette. je viendrai voir la suite.

  6. February 17, 2010 6:52 pm

    Oh wow, these are wonderful! I can almost smell the air, these have so much life in them.

  7. February 17, 2010 7:18 pm

    Glad you’re back. So happy to see your souvenirs – they’re fabulous, of course!

  8. February 17, 2010 8:29 pm

    I envy you for this stay and for the watercolours – lovely!

  9. February 18, 2010 12:30 am

    I love these, Casey! So loose and colorful. They’re lovely!

  10. February 18, 2010 1:22 am

    Wonderful! They’re so fresh and confident!

  11. February 18, 2010 1:36 am

    As always, great sketches! I think you captured the exotic beauty and brought it home to us.

  12. February 18, 2010 11:32 am

    Soooooo beautiful! Your sketches are fresh, and vibrant with energy and light! I just love them all!

  13. February 18, 2010 2:22 pm

    Just like reading London’s “The cruise of the Snark”

  14. February 19, 2010 12:51 am

    Very nice! I couldn’t sketch to save my life, but if I COULD, Maui would be the perfect place to do it!

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