Thursday, June 23, 2016

Big Wave Surfboards

Big Wave Surfboards
original oil painting, 12x12  $550
Elliott Fouts Gallery

Big wave surfboards in Paia, Maui, part of a colorful surfboard fence along the Hana Highway. The tow-in surfboards are used in conditions when it's too big to paddle or when a wave breaks in an area that is remote or difficult to access. Think "Jaws" near Paia or "Mavericks" in Half Moon Bay.

The tow-in board is basically a surfer's version of a snow board, complete with foot straps that enable the surfer to stay connected to the board. The boards are short, 5'5" to 6'2" relatively thin, with wider tails and noses. The features of the tow-in boards are more consistent with shortboards, rather than traditional big wave surfboards.

Anyway, it's a colorful surfboard fence that really catches your eye.  See the painting in a show titled Hello Summer! at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Davenport Beach at Sunset

Davenport Beach at Sunset
original oil painting, 11x14 $550
Elliott Fouts Gallery

I'm in a group show called Hello, Summer! at Elliott Fouts Gallery, June 4 - July 1.  It includes many new paintings of Santa Cruz, surfboards, VW vans, beach volleyball and all things summer. The oil painting "Davenport Beach at Sunset" is in the show.  The cliffs at Davenport are some of the most spectacular rock formations north of Santa Cruz and nothing warms up a scene like the light at sunset.  Stop by the gallery to see the group show.