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.
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.
When you look at the waves in the board understand that those are curved 1/8 redwood stingers.
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.
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.