Well hello everyone! I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve finally gotten off my butt and started putting together a new series of skills-based YouTube tutorials that are easy to follow and pretty much fool-proof.
The first one to be rolled out is a skate deck spray tutorial, filmed by the awesome Matt Fieldes Photography.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any ideas for future tutorials in this series!
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/
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.
Check out the full range of Fieldey designs available as either inlays or full board vinyl decals – which one is your favourite?
New commission piece finished for NinetySixEast B&B on the Cocos Keeling Islands. She’s the sister board to this board, and they are going to look so rad in their new home I think I’m going to have to take an epic surf/diving/fishing trip over there to check them out!
Sometimes it’s good to just kick back and paint for the sake of painting, to paint just because it’s freaking awesome… and to make a pleasing conversation piece for your lounge room!
Myself and fellow artist Lisa Max put our perverse minds and mad skillz together to create this terrifying coffee table apparition: “Kitty Cat Man” 2013.
We stated with a very 90’s esque coffee table that I had one of my minions sand it back to its original finish. For the background we used Molotow Premium spray paint along with a water-based wood stain on the bare wood ‘frame’.
Kitty Cat Man was painted with Golden Acrylics and my trusty hairdryer. We finished him off with a few coats of water based laquer. I think the whole thing took maybe five painting sessions… and boy are we pleased with the result!
In case you’re wondering where the name came from, inspiration comes from the damnedest places:
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.