Thursday, November 5, 2020

Throwback Thursday - "Awaiting the Sun, Fleming Beach" - 2018

The chill of winter is in the air, so for #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a plein air painting I did in 2018 for the Maui Arts League’s Plein Air Painting Invitational that makes me feel warmer just looking at it.

I arrived at Fleming Beach early on this particular morning, and decided to paint the lifeguard station because I liked the way it was nestled among the palm trees, and because it tells the story of what this beach is so prized for. A steady stream of surfers stopped by to chat as I painted.

One of the surfers told me he really liked my painting, and wanted to buy it, because this beach is his favorite place in the world to surf. I thanked him for his interest, and didn’t think anything more of it, but sure enough, the surfer showed up to the awards ceremony, and took this painting home with him. - Patrick Saunders

“Awaiting the Sun, Fleming Beach” • Oil on Linen • 12”x16” • Private Collection

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