Thursday, January 26, 2012

Surfer Surfing off the coast of Hawaii original acrylic painting - The Tube Ride

                                                                  "The Tube Ride"

There is something about the ocean that stirs at people's souls. The rushing waves, the power of the crashing waves on the shore, the constant churn of the water and the magnificent power of the ocean. I have always enjoyed seeing the calm seas at night at sunset and watching surfers tame a mountainous wave.

When I was in high school I started to paint seascapes. Particularly waves and surfers surfing on the waves. This painting is one of my most popular selling paintings since 1982 when I first created it as a Junior in High School. This year I decided to recreate the original painting using acrylics just to restore the color and lustre of fresh paint that has been lost by making prints over the years.

This is a surrealist view of a surfer surfing inside the tube of a wave off the coast of Hawaii. The original painting is for sale and comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 24" high by 35" wide including a white acid free matting mounted on foam core board and signed by me in the lower right hand corner. I have a small growing collection of surfing art that I will share here and on eBay, Redbubble and other art sites where you can find my work so stay tuned and 'Aloha!'.