Surreal, Twisted, Surfboard Art

Surreal, Twisted, Surfboard Art

Progress of the vibrant, acrylic and oil painting I am working on!

I decided to get these two amazing, near perfect condition surfboards out of the attic and paint something you wouldn't usually see on a surfboard. This is my progress of the first one!

I lived in Durban, South Africa for four years of my teenage life and , although I was a bit of a goth, I would still go the beach pretty often (even if it was in my black polar neck and baggy pants - I thought I looked cool but I think I just looked hot, and not the good kind of hot). I loved watching the waves, the people and the surfers and feeling the sand between my toes and fresh air in my hair...

I loved the sea, I still do, and it felt like a tropical paradise living near the sea. There was such a wealth of trees and exotic flowers and so much green! Not like the green deserts (what I call crops) in the UK that are sprayed to avoid damaging insect life, but green trees and bushes full of insects and creatures....and monkeys! That's what I remember. So, in a way this surfboard fine art piece is dedicated to that kind of vibe; a fertile, lush and green fleshy totem of the feeling I get when I think of the sea in South Africa.

Of course, on looking at the surfboard, one can read other things into the painting like eroticism, sexuality and fetish object too.

;)

I'm not sure what you see (you can tell me in the comments if you like).

Enough about that here are some pics of the process....

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This is the first layer done in acrylic paint, today I move on to the oil paint layer so hopefully it will be a vibrant and shimmering piece once its finished!