Maiapilo Comes Back

Acrylic on .5 inch gallery wrapped canvas, 12 x 16, this was painted en plein air at Old Airport in Kona, looking away from the ocean. The introduced fountain grass and Haole Koa dominate the landscape, along with a few Kiawe trees. The Maiapilo, which I photographed at the nearby national park in a similar habitat, has not yet returned to this area. Hence the picture is to some degree, wishful thinking. The birds are also introduced - the charming grey francolin were brought in along with practically everything else you see in this picture.