Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Custom made Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

Two custom Hand Shaped Surfboards.

The board on the left is a custom blank made by Clark Foam in 2006.  It is designed with three redwood stringers.  The center stringer is 1/4 inch and the two sides are 1/8 thick for the curves of the waves

I am putting together a short YouTube video for my channel, link is below.  The video will show more of the details of the painted board with more close up shots of the stringers and the colors of the painted waves.
Handshaped Surfboards & art by Paul Carter San Clemente,Ca
Handshaped Surfboards San Clemente
By Paul Carter
The painted board is just under 9’6 by one inch with a 18 inch nose and 22.50 center and a 14.50 tail.

I rode the board is the annual Sano Surf Club contest which was a great time and I managed to get some good waves and a first place wooden trophy.

At the time I wanted to create a clsssic performance style board and a one of kind painting for the art shows and of course surfing and to have fun cruising and nose riding.

The board on the right was a remake from a well used board in the early 2000.

In the early 1990s I saw a Rene Yater board with the same stringer set up and it made logical sense on a few levels.  It only took one board to realize the importants I’d having the stringers wide enough for the coenteenbox to fitnin cleanly.  I handshaped a few hundred of these double wedge stringer boards in all sizes.
San Clemente Surfboards by Paul Carter 2019

It was time to let this board go to a stoked human and I am happy to say it did.

I am working in new surfboard designs in all shapes and sizes so stay tuned and I thank you for checking out the blog posts and following the journey.

I specialize in custom Surfboards in all shapes and sizes for all ages and abilities.

For questions or to get your dream board started call 949-370-5807.

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Custom craftsman surfboard shaper Paul Carter 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The painting of a 1960s fin by Paul Carter

The painting of a 1960s fiberglassed fin called (24 hour dream)

I have painted some fins before but this was the first classic style fin from the 1960s

It had a small delamination of the fin that looked like a wave when I first saw the fin, so I went with the design you see in the first image.
This was designed with pencil then to archyval ink pen and then to paint
pens and final paint that I use on clothing.  
Hand painted 1960s fin by Surfer-Shaper-Artist Paul Carter
Hand painted 1960s fin by Surfer-Shaper-Artist
Paul Carter
Here is the video of the inspired creativity.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Sunrise is Dana Point 1-19

I like to wake up early which is anywhere from 4 to 530 naturally, with no alarm clock.

Watching a sunrise is equivalent to watching a sunset with a variety of colors that inspire my brain and body to create new paintings and drawings.
sailing ship in Dana Point
Sunrise Dana Point by
Paul Carter
The mornings are the times I like to get really focused on the future of the day that I want to create from each level from the inside out.  It takes practice consistently to learn how and it is so empowering to learn how to elevate the thoughts and energy I want to create for my future of the day.
Sunrise in SoCal Dana Point harbor 1-19 Paul Carter
Sunrise Dana Point Harbor
by Paul Carter 1-19
The waves of change start in the present moment not the past.  The past memories and experience are the wisdom and the present thoughts and energy is my future in the present moment.  Over time the mind will become more focused on designing the future instead of the lies of conditioning we have all been programmed with.
waves in dana point
Waves in Dana Point
by Paul Carter 1-19
Keep creating and always stay focused on the thoughts you do want to create in your mind and be aware of the thoughts you do not want to give anymore energy to.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Inspired art by Thomas Kinkade & Paul Carter

Acting on the inspiration when it happens fuels the fire to more and more learning by doing the work.

Here is one such spontaneous art Is inspired by the art of Thomas Kinkade.

I like the houses in the card and the bridges are awesome, so I put together my own perspective of a surf dream.

Next I will start with the first layers of paint and bring it life.

Surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Drawing dreams by Paul Carter
Keep creating and never compare yourself with anyone and always be aware of the thoughts and emotions you do and don’t want in your mind and body and life.

Learn from the past but don’t live in the past it will only keep you stuck in the past and not enjoying this awesome life now in the future.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Painting of a 1960s fin by Paul Carter 12-18

A commission painting in the works on a mid to late 1960s fiberglass fin.

In the first photo is from pencil to pen drawing in the outline of the waves without the sun

Drawing waves by Paul Carter San Clemente, Ca
Custom art by Paul Carter 12-18

In this photo you see the drawing of the outline of the moon.
Darawing by Paul Carter 12-18

 The progression of paints from the 2nd to 3rd layer of paint in this unique painting called 24 hour dream.

Custom art by surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter 12-2018
Surf art on fin by Paul Carter 12-2018
-24hr Dream-
 I am putting together a short video of the painting process and you will see the beginning stages from the blank fin to the pencil drawings into the first layer of color all the way through to the palm trees and a nice clear coat to seal and protect the painting.

24hr Dream painting on fin by Pail Carter

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Drawing & painting tropical surf art by Paul Carter

The first step is to get the inspiration down on paper and draw the design I am after before anything els.  

In this drawing I added a lot of positive reminders.

I put all of the words, quotes, and positive reminders on the back of the wood panel 

Original surfboards and art by Paul Carter
Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter
12-2018 freehand 
 This is a 6 x 12 inch bass wood panel which I picked up at the San Clemente art supply in San Clemente California.

I really like to use these panels because they are sanded and clean and smooth and ready to go, and  can be used for all types of paint as you will see in the video.
Surfboards & Art freehand by Paul Carter
I am reminded of how much I enjoy drawing and painting, when I break the old chains ⛓ of lies and thoughts and in embrace the creative process.  

it’s very empowering, inspiring and I really enjoy the beginning to the completed artwork.

Thank you for checking out the latest and remember to have more awareness of the thoughts and the  feelings you do and do not want in your mind and body.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sunrise at Sano breathing in the moment

12-25-2018  it’s Christmas morning with some rain falling here in San Clemente and it is awesome.  

These photos were taken in the last week or so on a morning sunrise at Sano with some amazing colors to say the least.

Sunrise at Sano by Paul Carter
I appreciate this one of kind beach that has taught me a lot through surfing and the cast characters on the journey over many years.

Sunrise Sano shack by Paul Carter
This place has help me get back on track many times and the ocean is a magical, healing, place to release and renew the mind, spirit, body and soul.

 I am grateful and thankful for all the people I have become friends with from the past into the present and future with positive intentions.
Sunrise at Sano (Jim-fingermill-Irwin)
By Paul Carter 12-2018 
I am focused on learning by doing the inner work daily and the freedom that comes with more awareness is unlimited and empowering on many levels.

So respect yourself and each other and keep cleaning house from the inside out and please pick up any trash you come across and keep breaking the conditioned chains in the brain and the body.