Thursday, September 27, 2012


The waves were really messy yesterday, but I took advantage of my session to check out, yet again, the "color of water". This is sort of a companion piece to the untitled painting in the previous post, a surfer's eye view of a swell sweeping by. I felt like I was looking at my painting all morning. So I came home and put the finishing touches on it. Photo does not show the smooth surface of the painting itself, or the luminous quality of the paint, and dang it, I don't know if I will ever get the color right. Makes me keep on trying. And I do like painting on a metal surface.

"a little texture" 

Monday, September 03, 2012

Dawn Patrol

"Dawn Patrol"
 The experience of being in the water, as the sun is just peering over the ridge, never ceases to fill me with awe. It is just one of the reasons I love dawn patrol, the experience of getting up to surf before sunrise.  To make this painting personal, and because I wanted a new "board" portrait, decided to add my beloved Mystic with the orange nose to the photo.. My last board portrait, "Mystic" sold, but it is now only a back up board. Can't imagine anyone wanting this one, as personal as it is.. Unless you can relate to this experience, it could be a giant pencil!

"glassy rise" oil/metal 
Because "dawn Patrol" drove me a little bit crazy, I decided to get simple with the untitled painting above. Still the slick morning look of a wave approaching as I sit on my board, but a foggy morning.. It is painted on stainless steel, which complements the piece as well as being really smooth to paint on.. I really liked the simplicity of focusing on such a simple detail...