Finally got around to processing the final photos of Ryan’s Davy Jones surfboard that I painted a few weeks ago. It was one of my most challenging commissions, but it was awesome to have the opportunity and scope and really give my painting skills a workout.
If you’re interested in having a board custom painted, visit http://www.fieldey.com/commissions.html and fill in the form and I’ll get back to you with a quote.
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.
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.
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
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 Chris Stores in Austrlia
Board by Flavio Barral in Brazil from instgram – @flaviobarral
My newest piece of YouTube madness is here!
In this episode, I’m getting groovy with spray paint and paint markers to custom paint a surfboard with an old-school tattoo inspired skull and moray eel.
In the video I’m using Molotow Belton Premium Aerosols and ONE4ALL paint markers and inks, the surfboard was supplied by Star Surf and Skate, with location is The Apple, in Bridgetown, Western Australia, sponsored by The Butcher Shop.
Filming and editing by Matt Fieldes Photography. http://www.mattfieldesphotography.com/
Big thank you to our sponsors:
Molotow Paint Australia: http://molotow.com.au/
Star Surf and Skate: http://www.starsurf.com.au/
The Butcher Shop: http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/
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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?
BEHOLD! The newest edition to Fieldey TV – the catchily titled “How to paint a surfboard with spraypaint.” In two molten-hot days in the middle of summer (38ºC anyone?) Dan Duggan, Matt Fieldes and I, bravely filmed this tutorial, which turned out to be a cracker! It’s sponsored by Molotow Paint Australia, The Butcher Shop and Star Surf and Skate. Massive thanks for Matt Fieldes Photography for the quality filming.
My latest surfboard offering for the Royal Lifesaving Society of WA’s “Don’t Drink and Drown Appeal”.
I had an awesome excuse to try out some new techniques and materials when I was asked to paint a board (donated by Star Surf + Skate) for Sea Shepherd Perth’s Relentless fundraiser this week! Check out the rad “making of” clip below courtesy of Matt Fieldes Photography.
I’m a late convert to paint pens/poscas, but there are definitely going to be some tutorials in the pipeline featuring them… so stay tuned by subscribing to my YouTube channel – FieldeyCustom