Saturday, November 24, 2007


12 x 16 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa

This is another painting done from a photo I took on our September trip to Kauai. We were standing on the rim of Kilohana Crater looking out at Wai'ale'ale, the distant mountain. This is said to be the wettest spot on earth. It is a bit over 5100 feet above sea level, but there is a huge mountain swamp that backs up to it on the other side from where we were looking. That, apparently, has something to do with the moisture. The nearest mountain, Kawaikini, is some 200 feet taller, but has less rain. The grasses in the foreground were quite wonderful and were plentiful at the crater rim, along with tiny orchids, and other wonderful treats. I would like to go back there to paint, but it would be difficult to get permission since it is on private land. I am must glad we got to visit briefly.

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