Okay, I should not have said "tomorrow I will post" ...
because there is too much to do and I didn't get the chance to tinker with this until today! Why? Because I actually was able to paint today and had everything out, so it was easy.
This is me just getting started.
Seeing this, the thing I wanted to remember to post is that I used one of the Pandanus tree fruits as a paintbrush to put the base paint layer down (underpainting if you will) over the gesso a few days ago. I made it a brilliant orange because orange and blue are beautiful complements that I love, and I thought I just might be painting some ocean scenes :)
Here it is mostly finished on the "easel" pochade box, in situ.
I had to tweak it a bit so there would be some contrast in the coco palms,
and now I signed it so it is finished!
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach 8 x 10 inches w.s. oil on prepared archival panel
Mahalo nui loa for checking in. I know it has been sporadic,
but I AM thinking about painting nearly all the time!