Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wind at Kailua Bay

Kailua Beach is consistently rated as one of the 10 best beaches in the world. If you have ever visited or better yet, live there, you know why.

Today was quite windy, with a bit of chop in the waves. More than the usual number of those using kites and surfboards were out on the beach; newbies and tourists were giving it their all while experienced surfers took the conservative approach. I spent a nice hour in the shade sitting on a log, watching the people come and go, as they alternate with the waves. There is just something so calming, listening to the sound of the surf, regular and as constant as breathing.
"He's gonna make it, he's gonna make it......Nah, he's going down!"
As usual, I make sure that movable objects are sketched in first, such as featured objects and figures. Not quite finished here, but already the ocean has changed color, the wind surfer has come in for a break and a whole new group populates the beach.


  1. Michele, you are very good at capturing the action as it is happening. This is lovely and is making me ache for warm weather. (It was 17 F when I was out before.)

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Joan. 😊
      Brrrr! No wonder they have saunas in Scandinavia! There must be some where you are, or at least thermal underwear. I think the whole country is undergoing unusually cold weather. Hawaii is out of space heaters because they had lows in the low 60's and once down to 57 F! BTW, I wore a Tshirt and light jacket when I sketched this one. I believe it was down to 69! :O It's all relative, I guess.