12″ x 16″ Oil
Martha uses only top professional grade oil paints on a prepared support of at least 3/8-ths inch thickness (only rarely does she use a stretched canvas because when painting en plain air, light shines through a canvas where it does not penetrate a board). Her boards may be of composite, or birch, and a few will have a linen surface. She creates the majority of her boards herself, purchasing birch at a local high quality lumber yard, cutting them to size and preparing their surfaces usually with PVA Size.
This oil was commissioned while Martha visited close friends who live part-time at Kapalua Bay, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. This is one of their favorite views of the bay during their morning walks.