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!
Well friends, it’s almost that time again… when you have to start looking for smashingly tasteful Xmas gifts for your loved ones. If you’re after something for the person that’s got it all or something for your good self, consider ordering a Fieldey commission! The following boards have all been commissioned from yours truly and I can paint:
- Surfboards (for surfing or for the wall)
- Murals and walls
- International postage is AOK.
I’ve only got like two arms and hands so spaces are limited, but if you’ve got an idea or a question please contact me or check out my Commissions page: http://www.fieldey.com/commissions.html
“Spirit Animals” 2012 – Skateboard Commission
Davy Jones surfboard commission for Ryan. 2014
Custom surfboard commission for Karen, 2014
Wall mural commission for Santa Fe Restaurant, Subiaco Perth. 2014
“Don’t Drink and Drown” 2014 surfboard commission for The Royal Life Saving Society of WA
‘Xander the Panda’ 2013. Skatedeck commission
2013 Skatedeck commission for The Wild Girls
‘Baik dan Jahat (Good and Evil)’ custom made surfboard and inlay commission 2013
‘Count Sexula’ 2013. Skatedeck commission for Michelle
2012 ‘Such is Life’ Bowling pin commission
2013 – Board for Sea Shepherd
‘Sensei Polar Bear’ 2013 Skatedeck commissioned for Pete.
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.
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