This painting was done from a photograph I took while strolling through Lahaina on Maui Island in Hawaii. Lahaina is a small-town dating back to the early 1800s. Really, it is older than that and was once the Hawaiian capital until it moved to Honolulu in 1845. Lahaina, I am told, means "cruel sun." This little village currently has several nice shops and bars, and Marla and I enjoyed sitting and watching all the tourists come and go. It is also a great place to watch the sun set as you enjoy a cocktail.
This old shack, sitting right on the beach, just seems so romantic. Can't you imagine the ocean lulling you to sleep each night as you contemplate if you should go fishing tomorrow, or just lay around?
Marla and I did not know what to expect from our trip to Hawaii, but I can tell you that it more than lived up to the hype. Yes, there are too many tourists, but the beaches, weather, and aloha lifestyle were awesome! We would love to go back and explore the other islands. In the meantime, I have lots of photos to work from and hope to make many more Maui paintings. I am definitely Maui dreaming!
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Author: Bruce Black
Welcome to Life Reimagined! I am a professional artist and long time art teacher, Over twenty-two years teaching and still going! I have painted all my life and love to inspire others to reach their creative potential. I hope this blog brings you inspiration!