Friday, May 28, 2010

I've been able to work more on the mermaid; developing colors for her skin tone. I have been using a wide variety of warm and cool reds as glazes, when normally I just stick with my warm red for fairer skin tones. Being a Hawaiian mermaid, she will have a sarong draped across her chest and a plumeria in her hair.

The artist with up-and-coming artist son, busy at at work in the studio.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Here is an update of the woodgrained longboard I am currently working on. The Hawaiian mermaid is coming along, but still lots of glazing, detail, rocks and background info to be added. More updates next week.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fiberglass to Wood

I forgot to take a picture of this board when it was handed to me by Jeff Malmen--he shaped it especially for me to paint. It's a nice size of 8' and is an incredible shape. For now it is just hot coated, which I what I prefer to paint on. When I'm done painting it, I will deliver it to Jeff so he can put the final gorgeous coat of gloss resin on it. He will buff it out to a shine.

This board was solid white, with a 1/4" basswood stringer and a redwood glassed-on fin. Here is the work in progress:

Faux redwood and heartgrain wood with crossfire

You can see where I am going to paint a Hawaiian mermaid on the bottom of this board. She will be laying on lava rock, near the edge of the shore.

More updates to come as I work come closer to finishing it.....