We hold the keys to life, painting overview by Paul Carter
I have been surfing since I was four years old. I am always learning from the ocean and the power of nature is how I stay balanced from the inside out.
My inspiration from nature has been the majority of the paintings from the past into the future.
Life is mental spiritual then physical and the keys represent the reminders of the daily choices we all have to make and we each hold the keys to unlock the doors the health, happiness and yes wealth which comes from doing what one truly enjoys doing.
A true meaning of a quick draw of a keyhole surf dream. I grew up in a house built in the late 1920s.
As young boy I would look through these key holes to the outside to my world my dreams from the inside out.
I did some drawings in grade school and a few in high school but I didn't think much of it, until the year 2000 when I decided to start painting and my art journey began and continues to grow the more I create.
This is a time capsule videos of drawings and paintings, shaping everything in between on creativity.
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Some simple tips from a rough shape to a fine sanded completed surfboard.
I use 60 grit first with a flat block for the blending and smoothing out the lines on on the bottom and the deck. Next I will use the 1 inch foam block with 60 grit to blend the deck to the rails. Last I use 80 grit for the fine sanding.
These are standard sized sand paper with a balsa block cut to your hand size. You can use any type of wood, I like a lighter wood such as balsa.
I have 3 sanding blocks, one with flat no foam and one with half inch and one with 1inch foam, I mainly use the flat and 1inch foam.
Above is a nice example of a fine sanded surfboard.
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