Surfer on a big wave painted using non-toxic acrylic paint pens. I have wanted to paint on some palm for a long time and finally have. I like the way they turned out. Now to figure out how I am going to display them. I know I can put them in a shadow box, but I also like the informal look of the rough edges with out the framing around it. Keep checking it out here, I have more of these to post.
Sorry I have not posted in a few days. I have been working on reprogramming and designing my personal art website. I am still doing art everyday. I will be uploading the new site probably tomorrow, and I will post a link to it then. Keep checking this post to see the surf art I am adding today.
My love for scuba diving is showing again with this piece. This is was made using soft pastels on Canson rough watercolor paper. Most people ask me why I did pastels on watercolor paper. Well, it is for that wonderful rough texture. The texture comes through in the rendering and adds a dimension you don't get with regular pastel paper. I will say that it does use up more of your pastels and is more time consuming, but to me it is worth it for the finished effect.
This is a watercolor of turkey tail fungus found on the side of rotting trees. I know it doesn't sound very nice, but the fungus is actually beautiful. There are lots of tones of yellow, orange, red and browns. When you see those colors against a backdrop of green it pops. This painting is of a set my girlfriend and I saw while hiking in some woods in Pennsylvania.