Author Archives: Sarah Sullivan

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Happy Thanksgiving!

What could say Happy Thanksgiving better than three angels from Mexico and an ancient Christmas cactus? The angels are painted over a base of gords and papier-mâché. Each has a fruit or flower and symbolizes the bounty of this season. … Continue reading

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Haycraft Beach

This morning I went to the nearby Haycraft Beach on Maui for a last morning of painting. It is a little county park with friendly waves, and I settled into a place in the shade while I marveled at the … Continue reading

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Two Kids at the Sea

Two boys, along with their parents and grandparents, are staying in a condo at the same Maui complex as we are. The kids move pretty quickly from beach to sand to pool, and I admire their zest. I have been … Continue reading

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Heralding a Great Swimming Day

This is a view of the sun rising over the Haleakala Volcano in Maui. The volcano is still in shadow, but the sun is bouncing light onto the mountainside. Where the sun hits the water directly, there is a blinding … Continue reading

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Three Morning Sketches

I came early to the Maui beach this morning, along with my small 9 x 9 inch sketchbook. This is a great size for the windy beach and quick sketches. Here are three scenes that caught my eye.

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Reader at the Beach

This reader’s absorption in his book caught my eye. The sea was wild around him but apparently not wild enough to distract him from the plot of his beach book. As an avid reader myself, I know this feeling and … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Still-Life

The day of the dead is coming up in five days. Yesterday the Zoom sketching group worked on a still life commemorating this event. The image above was my small planning sketch. I like it more than my large piece … Continue reading

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