Well helloooo California! Fieldey and no. 1 head minion Mitch are heading over to your fine state next week! I’ll be in Cali for a month or two and available for:
- Group and private one-on-one workshops
- Commissions – street art murals, skateboards, surfboards and more!
If you’re interested in any of the above then get in touch and let’s get this show on the road!
This is the beginning of a one-year trip all around the USA, Mexico, Central and South America – stay tuned for more updates!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students preparing their boards for painting – we’re using second hand boards so they need a fair amount of cleaning.
This is one of my favourite boards and colour combos – clever use of the ol’ liquid soap effect
Rinsing off a liquid soap number
Awesome concept sketches being drawn up
Board in progress being painted up with Molotow One4All inks
Another board in progress – it’s starting to come together
This is my board that I’m painting. I’m using Molotow™ One4All inks for this one.
Old school tattoo koi being drawn up ready for painting
Sketching up their designs with chalk
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!
Some crazy creative backgrounds ready to go
It’s all happening in camp Fieldey folks! In two and a half weeks I’m heading over to Sydney to run two special surfboard painting workshops in collaboration with Venus Goes Gidget. They’re both going to be held at the Amphitheatre garage at the Bondi Pavilion, so we’re right on the beach.
23rd Aug – All-girl workshop
This is a first time all-girl workshop, organised by the lovely Claudia from Venus Goes Gidget. Bring your board along and together we’ll prepare them for painting and I will divulge some awesome top secret retro spray techniques. No experience is necessary and your board will be ready to ride with it’s new sexy look.
Click here for more info and to sign up >>
24th Aug – Pimp your board!
Everyone from 12 – 102 is welcome at this workshop. Bring along your board and we’ll go through the process of preparing them for painting, then we have some fun with spray paint and learn easy retro spray paint techniques to make your stick look the sh!t. Of course we’ll also clear coat your artwork so you can take it out in the surf and rip in style!
Click here for more info and to sign up >>
Sydney surf, skate and mural commissions
While I’m in Sydney I’ll also be picking up some surfboard, skateboard and wall commissions, so if you have a surfboard, skateboard or wall that needs the Fieldey treatment please fill in the form here. If you’re needing some inspiration view the gallery of past commissions here.