Ahh.. Hawaii. The Big Island of Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth. I painted this watercolor painting, a view of Mauna Loa from the shores of Richardson Bay in Hilo last year. My dear friend and awesome artist, Eve Furchgott took me to visit a beautiful spot where we visited large sea turtles along the tidepools, and found a great view of Mauna Loa to sit and paint together. The tide changed quickly so we had to paint fast to paint the shallow reef peeking through the water, while the slopes of Mauna Loa sat in the distance.