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CALIFORNIAN 4 DAY ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOP

Before opening a new gallery in the San Diego area, Shanna flew me over to California to work with her on a four day intensive surfboard painting workshop. Over the course of just a few days, Shanna and I worked together and I took her through all the steps necessary to create two awesome surfboard artworks. Some of the skills we worked on were preparing surfboards for painting, basic spray painting skills and advanced acrylic blending and portraiture. The results were two amazing boards that she is stoked to be hanging in her new gallery in March. I’ll be back in LA/San Diego from next week for 2 months – anyone wanting workshops please get in touch!

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Gidgets go Picasso Surf Art Workshop

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The inaugural Gidgets Go Picasso Surfboard Art Workshop was held last Saturday at the Bondi Pavilion and despite the crappy weather it went off! I was so stoked with the response that we got from this, everyone was super lovely, and it was great to hear silence in the room as everyone was in deep creative concentration painting their surfboard artworks.

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I led eight workshoppers through a four step cleaning process to prepare their boards for painting and demonstrated some of my favourite old-school spray techniques using Molotow spray paint and a handy palm frond and then let them loose on the supplies.

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At the end of the day we ended up with nine completely different artworks, each one a unique expression of creativeness and ready to hit the waves.

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The workshop was held in conjunction with Venus Goes Gidget and hosted by myself. Molotow Australia sponsored the paints and more workshops are in the pipeline for August 2015 – so sign up to my blog if you want to come along to the next one! Big thanks also to Matt Fieldes Photography for these lovely photos.

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Balcatta Senior High surfboard art workshops

I’ve been having a blast doing a surfboard painting workshop at Balcatta Senior High for the past 3 weeks. It’s for the Gifted and Talented Arts Program and I’m stoked with the progress these guys are making! How lucky are they to go to a school that offers these kinds of programs… the best we used to get was still-life painting and Lino cutting!

More Fieldey workshops are going to be coming to Sydney and Perth this year – if you’re interested in participating or want to suggest a location please contact me with the details.

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Students preparing their boards for painting – we’re using second hand boards so they need a fair amount of cleaning.

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

This is one of my favourite boards and colour combos – clever use of the ol’ liquid soap effect

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Rinsing off a liquid soap number

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Awesome concept sketches being drawn up

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Board in progress being painted up with Molotow One4All inks

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Another board in progress – it’s starting to come together

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

This is my board that I’m painting. I’m using Molotow™ One4All inks for this one.

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Old school tattoo koi being drawn up ready for painting

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Sketching up their designs with chalk

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

We have the coolest space to work in – lots of old tables, lots of walls to paint on and lots of space to get messy!

Perth Surfboard Art Workshop at Balcatta Senior High

Some crazy creative backgrounds ready to go

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Shark love ~ Hawaii pinup style

Finished commission surfboard artwork

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.

Sketch for the commission artwork

It all starts with a sketch – the initial concept sketch I sent to Karen.

Work in progress

The painting begins – I’m using Molotow One4All inks for this

Hawaiian pinup girl face

Detail shot

Clear coating the surfboard

Taking the board back to the shapers, we coat it in 2-pack clear coat to protect the artwork for surfing

Fieldey and the custom board

Kissing the board goodbye before I send it off

 

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Board art from around the world

I love getting feedback from my tutorials! Here’s some examples from other people who’ve followed my them and created their own board art masterpieces.

Hit me up on Facebook if you’ve followed a Fieldey Tutorial with a pic of your board and I’ll add it to this post.

 

Board by Cécile Do in the US

Board by Cécile Do in the US

Surfboard art by Chris Stores in Australia

Board by Chris Stores in Austrlia

Board by Varoon in India

Board by Varoon Nair in India https://www.facebook.com/squid9works

Surfboard art by Flavio Barral in Brazil

Board by Flavio Barral in Brazil from instgram – @flaviobarral

 

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New paint marker tutorial in the bag

Painted surfboard art with an old-school tattoo skull

Last month I was on location at The Apple in Bridgetown filming Episode 2 of my 3-part surfboard painting tutorials. I’m just winding up the film editing and thought I’d post a few screen caps from the clip – I think this one’s going to be a real corker!

Massive thank you to Matt Fieldes Photography for the pro filming, The Butcher Shop for the beautiful location, Star Surf and Skate for the surfboard and Molotow Australia for the excellent paint.

Enjoying the serenity with some dish washing detergent

Enjoying the serenity with some dish washing detergent

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Background is done and I’m waxing lyrical about the merits of paint markers

Using Molotow One4All inks to paint a surfboard

Demonstrating how to mix your own colours in an empty Molotow marker to paint in the shadows on the skull

Using an empty Molotow marker to create the shadows of a skull on a surfboard

Building up the layers of shadow on the skull by incrementally adding black to the custom colour marker

Using the brush tip on the Molotow marker for fine line work

Switching the tip of the marker to a brush tip lets me do some really fine line work.

Painting a tattoo-style moray eel on a surfboard

The fun part! Adding in the black on the moray eel

Thanks for reading – stay tuned for the full tutorial!

If you missed it – here’s Episode 1 starring Dan Duggan:

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New online surfboard graphics store is here!

Online surfboard graphics store

I’m very proud to announce the birth of my very first online store – Fieldey’s Kustom Board Graphics!

Whether you’re getting a surfboard made and want to order an inlay to protect and strengthen your board, or you want to give an old board a new lease on life with a full board vinyl decal, you’ll find something rad here! All the artworks have been hand painted by yours truly, and are available to purchase in a variety of sizes to suit your stick.

Mike ordered the Hula Bula Hellcat inlay for his 9’1 McTavish custom mal, it was printed on a silk polymer mesh inlay and then glassed into the bottom of the board by McTavish’s talented team of shapers. I think it looks awesome, and he’s stoked with it as well! The artwork is 100% permanent, UV resistant and it also doubles the strength of the fibreglass.

McTavish 9'1 mal surfboard with custom Fieldey inlay

Check out the full range of Fieldey designs available as either inlays or full board vinyl decals – which one is your favourite?

Kustom surfboard graphics

 

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