Latest Update ! Great news Friends and Artists! John Cosby has extended an extremely generous offer to all interested in participating in his upcoming workshop. If you take both workshops (in Maui and in Oahu), you will receive $100 off of each workshop. In addition, if you are a current PAPOH member, you will a…Details
Join us for our first Paint Out of 2017! When? April 25th, 26th and 27th; Where? See below Tuesday, 4/25 – Makena, Secret Beach, aka Wedding Beach. Right south of Big Makena. Look for the opening in the big rock wall across the street from the Big Blue house, Wednesday, 4/26 – Keokea. Grandma’s Coffee…Details
Because last years Demo and Workshops were such a huge success, we are pleased to announce that Don Sahli has agreed to come out for another informative and educational workshop this May! Update: We have just opened up these workshops to all artists. You no longer need to be a part of PAPOH to participate! These…Details
Kauai Paintout 2016 was a smashing success! Plein Air Painters of Hawaii headed to Kauai on November 3rd-6th, 2016. We had 25 artists from different islands and the mainland, join us at several locations throughout Kauai. Many artists showed up to every location, others choose locations that worked for them. Locations included Hanalei Overlook, Anini…Details
PAPOH Kauai Paint out Locations are here! The paintout starts THURSDAY! See below for locations and directions. Thursday, November 3rd: Morning meet around 8am-9 am- Hanalei Overlook. Directions: Take the Highway, north of Anini, towards Princeville, turn left on Kapaka Rd., follow it up until you see parking on the right. Diane drove past the…Details
PAPOH Supermoon Paintout will be held on November 14, 2016. This will be the biggest, brightest, and closest Supermoon of the year. The moon will not come this close to earth again until 2034. So we would like to take this opportunity for a Plein Air Painters of Hawaii nocturne paintout to paint this big,…Details
Don Sahli Maui Workshop will be this November on Maui. Space is very limited, so please let us know right away if you are interested by emailing PAPOH at email@example.com. Only PAPOH members allowed because space will be limited to 5-7 artists in this private style workshop. If you would like to become a member, follow this link: http://www.papoh.com/membership/. See details below for more Don Sahli Maui Workshop information:
Don Sahli Maui Workshop
When: November 28-30th, 2016
Time: 9am to 12 pm
Where: South Beach areas of Maui
Cost: $375 ($125 per class)
Don Sahli Maui Workshop Details:
I teach in a hands-on, teacher to student manner. The class size is limited to give a private style of workshop with plenty of personal attention. We will work on simple spots of color, temperature, and value. The size format is 12×16, 16×20, 20×24. My goal is to teach you to see the landscape differently – to “see” the color and temperature, and the relationship or harmony of these simple COLOR spots. I will demonstrate and help the student in all phases of painting plein air.
We will meet from 9-12 on South beach areas of Maui (Kamaole beaches, Makena beach areas, etc.). After class, I will continue to paint at location hopefully into sunset later in the day. The student can continue to paint also uninstructed and maybe return for sunset!
“My teacher, Sergei Bongart, taught me to see and paint using color and temperature in a wonderful exciting way. I teach to keep this “Russian tradition of painting” alive.
Please adhere to supply list and supplies are available. Please direct your questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Sahli’s website: www.donsahli.com
Don Sahli’s Biography:
Don’s journey to become a professional artist began at an early age. During high school, he was honored as a gold key finalist at the National Scholastic Art Competition for an unprecedented four consecutive years. At age 16 he was exhibiting and selling his work at galleries in Taos, New Mexico and in Texas. As a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, he made the Dean’s list and his work was selected for the student faculty show.
In 1982 he met Sergei Bongart, the famous Russian colorist. “I attended a painting demonstration by Sergei Bongart at his summer workshop in Rexburg, Idaho. There I saw Bongart use color, paint and confident brush strokes like I had never seen before. At that moment I knew I wanted to be a painter in this colorful tradition of the Russian School. My life was changed forever in an instant.”
At Bongart’s invitation, Don moved to Los Angeles, CA and became Bongart’s last scholarship student and apprentice. Sahli was also a pupil of Sunny Apinchapong Yang, Bongart’s long time teaching assistant. Don studied with Bongart for three years, until his passing in 1985.
In 1995 Don Sahli opened the Sahli School of Art in Evergreen, Colorado where he continues the tradition of color and temperature in the lineage of the Russian masters. “My teacher Sergei Bongart taught, his teacher Peter Kotov was taught by Nicolai Fechin and Fechin was a pupil of the fountainhead of all modern Russian painting Ilya Repin.” Sahli keeps this tradition alive in giving back to the student as this is a critical aspect of the artistic learning processes.
“I am a better painter because I teach and I learn from my students. The Russian tradition of painting continues. Bongart’s heavy steps are still heard in my classes and studios”.
Presently, Don’s work is represented by galleries across the country and in private collections nationally and internationally. Now at 54, Don has been a professional painter earning a living as an artist for over 38 years, he has a firm pedigree and is prolific, producing large studio pieces, numerous plein air works — including public and corporate commissions.
Known for his use of paint; his brush stroke is exciting and carries a positive emotion to the viewer. His work is diverse carrying many labels, plein air, impressionist, colorist, realist, luminous, modern, and contemporary.
Don Sahli is a painter and teacher.
Aloha Artists, Reminder for THE Plein Air Painters of Hawaii 2016 KAUAI PAINT OUT! Dates: November 3-6th, 2016 Locations: We will mostly be painting on the Northshore, weather permitting. Confirmed locations are Wilcox Mission House at Wai’oli Valley, ridge overlooking Hanalei Bay, Tunnels Beach, Waikoko Beach, and Waimea Plantation Cottages. Thank you Diane Brenden for…Details
Artist Doug Reid is the winner of our Featured Artist Contest for Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Doug submitted his painting “Willow Creek” into the Facebook Competition along with 7 other artists. We allowed one week for everyone to vote by clicking “like” on their favorite painting. The competition ended on September 5th at noon. Doug’s painting came in…Details
Aloha Artists, We would like to do a “Featured Artist” Facebook Contest on the PAPOH website. The winner will get a PAPOH blog post that will be shared throughout our social media accounts and emailed to all PAPOH members. Here is how it will work: Must be a paid PAPOH member to participate. To join, visit: http://www.papoh.com/membership/ Email…Details
Announcing THE PAPOH 2016 KAUAI PAINT OUT! Dates: November 3-6th, 2016 Kauai has proven to be one of our most popular paint-out destinations. Our locations will be weather dependent. More info to come. Please let us know if you are interested! Spread the word! Must be a PAPOH member to join in on the fun! If…Details
Artist Susiehyer is the winner of our Featured Artist Contest for Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Susiehyer submitted her painting “Lazy in Lahaina” into the Facebook Competition along with 12 other artists. We allowed one week for everyone to vote by clicking “like” on their favorite painting. The competition ended on April 1st at noon. Susiehyer’s painting…Details
February 9 – 12, 2016 Please register with email@example.com to participate if you have not already done so. (Just write I would like to participate in the PAPOH paint out. It does not matter what days then you will be on the location email list. So far we have 36 artists coming.) Please do not…Details
The PAPOH Maui Paintout 2016 dates are February 9 – 12, 2016. Artists need to register for the Paint-out. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to inform us that you’re attending. We will need your phone number and email address to get ahold of you. Many artists are staying in Kihei, many have…Details
John Cosby 5 day Workshop on Maui “Control your color and you’ll get more light in your paintings” Dates: April 20 -24th Price: $700. You must be or become a PAPOH member to take this workshop. To join PAPOH: http://www.papoh.com/membership/ Location: within 45 minutes of Kihei, Hawaii Space is limited to 15 people. Sending a deposit…Details
Artist Susan Conway Kean is the winner of our Featured Artist Contest for Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Susan submitted her painting “PAPOH Girls” into the Facebook Competition along with 19 other artists. We allowed one week for everyone to vote by clicking “like” on their favorite painting. The competition ended on July 31st at…Details
Aloha Artists, Wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the Ruo Li Workshop. We had a wonderful group, great learning experience, and a lot of fun! Everyone was very focused and really took in all the lessons and demonstrating Ruo Li provided. We spent the wonderful week on Maui…Details
PAPOH Signature Member Mark Brown will host a paint out at the Ali’i Beach Park in Hale’iwa on Saturday, July 11, 2015. This is part of an informal class that typically meets on Saturdays and he has generously opened up this weeks to all PAPOH members free of charge! For details email Mark Brown at…Details
PAPOH Signature Member Mark Brown will host a paint out at the Waimanalo Beach Park on Saturday, June 20, 2015. This is part of an informal class that typically meets on Saturdays and he has generously opened up this weeks to all PAPOH members free of charge! For details email Mark Brown at email@example.com. If…Details
Aloha Artists, Wednesday, May 19th at 9 am, we will meet at Charley Young Beach in Kihei. Ruo Li will be giving a demonstration on location. Be prepared to paint after the demonstration. Please bring an umbrella or canopy. You may be in the sun, wind, or rain. Directions: Charley Young Beach is located at…Details