Painting on Location
by Donald A. Jusko

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Water Color Painting at Night
Maui Artist on Location Don Jusko

3-7-83 4:00 AM, Painting #251. Across from the last stop light in Lahaina, where the Chart House was. What was I doing up so late??

painting water colors at night

"7-27-88, Poli Poli State Park, 6,000', it's cold. I have a new halogen light inside my van above my head. To paint night scenes of course. This is fiberglass paper, made to the effect of Fabreano paper. I really enjoyed it." From writing on the back of the painting.

painting water colors at night

7-28-88, Poli Poli, notes written on the back: "It's been three years since I've been ready on the one night the full moon rises on the horizon at sunset."
That's the night when the full moon looks it's biggest. I saw it once at twilight and thought "I'll paint it tomorrow". I won't make that mistake again.

painting water colors at night

7-28-88, Poli Poli, notes written on the back: "Low moon arising" That's it, that's all I wrote.

painting water colors at night

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10-22-88, This was where I camped this night, 7,000 feet up from the warm coast line. This is Hosmer's Grove, a park on the way to the top at the 10,000 foot level. I spent a cold night up there and it snowed! The roads were blocked and I was the only man on the mountain. I was big on CB's at the time "The Traveling Artist" and invited Maui to a free beer party at the top :)

painting water colors at night

9-18-03, That's "Chuckie the Duck" flying along side the parasailing instructor. He takes her for a flight every evening about this time. Maui's great, Poli Poli's great. This is what watercolors are all about, "paint the bird before it flies away".
I know, evening isn't the same as night time, but it's close. These are the Indian yellow colors in their opaque form, this was before I made a transparent Indian yellow and before there was a commercial transparent Indian yellow.

The "PREVIOUS PAGE" link will return you to the Pigment Color Indian yellow section. The "NEXT PAINTING" link is Acrylic Jacaranda at Seabury Hall, Makawao, Maui with a return to this page.

Chuckie the Duck, Poli Poli, Maui

I've just started this page of watercolors, I have 10 years of my work when this was my main painting medium. Night paintings are rare for me, they always have been.

Here is a link list of all my watercolors on location. Everyone should learn watercolor first, and how to mix a full color spectrum with only three primary colors.

Dioxine Purple Ultramarine Blue Cobalt Blue Thalo Cyan Blue Turquoise transparent Green Opaque Thalo Green
Burnt Umber Real Color Wheel in Pigments CenterW Permanent Green Light
Burnt Sienna Top Space
Venetian Red Yellow Green Opaque
Yellow Oxide bottom SPACE
Naples Yellow Light Green Gold Transparent Bottom
Magenta Rembrandt Rose Cadmium Red Medium Cadmium Orange Indian Yellow Gold transparent Cadmium Yellow Medium Cadmium Yellow Pale

NEXT PAINTING Acrylic, Jacaranda at Seabury Hall, Makawao, Maui, jaca2008SeaBgym.htm
PREVIOUS PAINTING Pumpkin Patch 2007, oil crayons, NY, pumpkinmexico2007.htm
PREVIOUS w/c PAGE Indian Yellow Tartrazine for Water Colors only, Indian Yellow Links, indianyellowtobrownTartrazine.htm
PREVIOUS oil PAGE Oil Green Gold includes transparent Nickel Azo Yellow, rcwgreengold.htm