Thursday, March 30, 2023

Original art positive painting by Paul Carter

Staying present is very important with proper breathing and the awareness of your breathing or not breathing is a training.

This is a 11 x 14 on canvas board and original freehand art piece. I like to add positive words and reminders for myself and I’m finding out for most of the people that I run into appreciate them.

Most of the artwork I create is inspired, and I’m working on acting and creating from that inspiration. When it comes to custom Surfboards, I will get the general idea of the design, depending if it’s a mural or abstract with some sketches and positive words.

I used Poska paint pens on this painting, and I try different techniques to lighten up the colors to give her more earth tones instead of the neon colors, all the time which are great as well.
Custom original artwork by Paul Carter
Here is a short video from my YouTube channel and thank you each that have subscribe to the channel. 
I call it the positive tribe. 
I appreciate all of you. Thank you.
You can find me on Instagram under Paul Carter art. Do you have any questions or comments? Let me know custom Surfboards and commission art pieces are available upon request.


 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Custom classic 10’4 longboard with 2 colors by Paul Carter

Here is a custom 10’4 with 3 redwood stringers made by  USblanks.
This has a cool green tint with a nice looking blue tint  bottom.  I like to call these earth tones.
Custom surfboards by Paul Carter

This is made for waist to shoulder high waves with plenty of planning surface and width for the glide.

Thank you each for the positive support over the years since 1993. I also thank you each for your positive words intentions, and uplifting conversations. See you in the surf spring is here.

Also you will see some freehand artwork waves the customer requested. 
San Clemente surfboards by Paul Carter
Get your orders in before the summer rush. 
 

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Surfboards available at bashams san Clemente, California

Hey guys, thanks so much for the positive support and uplifting empowering conversations always.

Here is a 9’6 with some original abstract painting amd there are also some original sketches. This is set up with the options of a 2+1 boxes. I like to use the DD fin by fin’s unlimited. A 7 to 8 center with the 450 future side fins. For a single fin 9 to 9.5 to 10. 

Here is a 9 foot with a cool looking green tint. This also has some original sketches, and is set up as a single fin..
Paulcartersurfboards
This is a 9 foot with a 2+1 fin box options.
Custom paulcartersurfboards
This is a 96 with a cool light tent blue set up as a single fin.   With all of these boards, find the speed spots, move around keep your legs flexed and enjoy the ride and glide.  Stop in to Bashams and check them out while they last. Thank you.
San Clemente surfboards art by Paul Carter



 

Friday, March 10, 2023

Custom san Clemente surfboards & by Paul Carter

Hey guys, thanks for following the blog journal. 
This is a 9 foot custom board for my friend Rob. 
This will be a single fin with a nice light purple tint on the bottom. 
100% hand shaped surfboard. I still enjoy hand shaping keeps me present and focused in the moment. 
It takes around three hours on average sometimes four, depending on the type of board longboard that is.
Here is the board fine sanded and all smoothed out.

Custom made surfboards by Paul Carter


San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

A little side note there are four boards available at Bashams in San Clemente.
There are two 9’6 boards and two 9 foot boards With custom artworks and resin tints.


 Here is a original freehand painted dream showing San Clemente island in Catalina island.
 I am using Poska pens on this painting on a 8 x 10 canvas board.
Original artwork by surfers shaper artist Paul Carter


Wednesday, March 08, 2023

One of kind surfboard & art by Paul Carter

This is a page from a calendar going back to 2001 this is the third painting that I did. All of the paintings I do are Freehand not traced.

Original freehand artwork by Paul Carter
I remember when I started this painting keep in mind this is the beginning of my painting journey of learning by doing. I am a self-taught artist.
When I started this painting I had to get the horizon and the wave lined up.
I started and stopped at least three or four times before I was happy with the set up of the wave and the horizon water line. 
Keep in mind this was the beginning of my art journey and I thought it was about being perfect and getting it exact and all of the conditioning to do things right in my mind. 
Again this was hundred percent freehand painting and there’s also was the first painting that was made into a print by my friend Mark LT litho.

This is Sumatra Indonesia.

Original art by Paul Carter freehand painting
This is a custom Handshaped hand-painted surfboard the blank was custom made by Clark foam at the time.
When you look at the waves in the board understand that those are curved 1/8 redwood stingers.
Custom surfboards and art by Paul Carter
I surfed this board for a couple of years and was used in many art fairs and art shows up and down the coast.

It was a glider, smooth easy turning plenty of glide and it was a fun nose rider.

A customer came to pick up his new 9 foot board and I showed him this board and he really liked it and with some hesitation I ended up selling it to him.
It went to a really good human thanks Lenden.

This was glassed by Mike of Hydroglass at the time.  He is a professional on many levels and always got the boards out on his hard work and word.  
One of kind surfboard art by Paul Carter

 I have made about four of these curve stringers total, and I will be making a new one for myself in the 9 to 9’6 range soon.

Thanks so much for following the journey and all of the positive support and uplifting conversations that I have with you from the past to the present into the future.

Keep the creative fire stoked and remember no validation required and do not compare your life, your journey with anyones it’s your journey.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Custom hand shaped hand painted surfboard by Paul Carter

I always enjoy seeing the original paintings and the surfboards in and out of the water, even when they are hanging in a home or a business.
When looking at this painting, keep in mind this is all freehand nothing is traced.  This is painted directly on the foam of a hand shaped board.  I will start with the sky and the water first.  Then I will begin the placing of the wave outlines and the islands etc. 
I remember painting the rocks and learning how to the shadows with different colors and adding the white achieve more depth under the water and on top of the water.
I am a self taught artist and everything I have learned by doing.
Custom hand shaped hand painted surfboard by Paul Carter san Clemente surfboards

Below is a short video of the overview and completed surfboard.   The highlights and detail is on the sanded coat just before a gloss coat and polish. 
At the time of this commission It was the beginning of a nonstop 4 year creative art journey, participating in art fairs, art shows, art walks and art galleries.
I was commissioned to create custom surfboards for corporate companies and homeowners ranging from Dietrich coffeehouse, to Lowe’s, the babyGap, Saint Judes hospital, McDonald’s, union bank, and numerous restaurants from El Patio CafĂ©, to El Ranchito, to name a few.
I am very grateful for each and every opportunity from  the past to the present and the future commissions for boards and art in the works.
I am grateful and thankful for all of my family and friends and all of the positive uplifting conversations and positive intentions.
I am grateful for prosperity which is not simply money it is a wide vast variety of gifts and blessings from the inside out.

 Thanks for following the journey and joining the tribe on YouTube and Instagram/pcboards 

Keep the creative fire start with positive thoughts and healthy priorities daily.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Inspired by the beauty of nature

We have had some rain this winter which is great for so many positive reasons.
A new season of growth and I imagine a time of the native Indians living in this space and the life they lived as a tribe.
San Mateo river
Everything is connected to one way or another amd is important on many levels fir the health of the ico systems and the earth and everyone living on this planet.
This tree reminds me of the power of having strong roots cultivated by healthy thinking and healthy priorities.
A inspired video of the creative art journey.
Thank you each for joining the positive tribe amd to subscribe. Much appreciated.