After three weeks in the making, this beautiful custom made and painted board is ready to be shipped to Karen in Florida! Karen contacted me via my website, asking if I could hand paint a surfboard for her. Working with my pals at Oceanline Surfboards here in Western Australia, we created this 6’8″ Funboard Egg with custom deck sprays and artwork. This baby is going to be queen of the waves!
Pictures of the whole process are below, but if you’re interested in having a board painted or getting a custom Fieldey inlay for a board you are having made, please either contact me or fill in the commissions form on my website.
It all starts with a sketch – the initial concept sketch I sent to Karen.
The painting begins – I’m using Molotow One4All inks for this
Taking the board back to the shapers, we coat it in 2-pack clear coat to protect the artwork for surfing
Kissing the board goodbye before I send it off
Behold! The second mural I’ve ever done and I think it looks pretty swish, if I do say so myself… I painted it using spray paint and palm leaves for the background, and acrylic paint for all the detail work.
It’s painted in Red Stripe Clothing in Northbridge, Perth. If you’re in the area pop in and say hi to the lovely staff!
In other news I’m so stoked to be interviewed for Venus Goes Gidget… AAAANNNDDD… a certain surfboard maven is going to be flying over to Sydney in August to run some surfboard painting workshops with the lovely folks from V.G.G… anyone interested? http://venusgoesgidget.com/2014/05/fieldey-artist-gidget/
May I present for your viewing pleasure, my latest artistic oeuvre: “Hawaiian Hula Girl”
She’s a commission piece destined for a new Bed & Breakfast on the Cocos Keeling Islands called NinetySixEast. So if you’re ever heading over there on holiday, you know a rad new place to stay with good art on the walls!
If you’ve got a project in mind, or want to look into getting your own piece of Fieldey awesomeness, drop me a line here.
On this Friday I’d like to share a little source of inspiration: Aircraft Nose Art.
It’s rude ‘n crude and 100 types of awesome. It’s sort of an old school form of mobile graffiti that developed from a practical way of identifying friendly units and spread to becoming a rad way of customising a plane. The designs were brash and full of bravado and offered a sort of psychological protective symbol against death whilst giving the two finger salute to military regulations.