Perhaps it’s from my days in Florida or just my love of the beach. I love painting surfboards - especially vintage boards! Yes, these are real surfboards, reclaimed, recycled and made into real works of art! Perfect for beach lovers anywhere - including those of us who just wish we were on the beach!
The process of painting a surfboard is no easy task. Finding a vintage board that someone wants to part with is the first task - and sometimes the hardest! While most of my boards are vintage, not all are. But they are all past their prime! Once I find the board, the layers of wax must be carefully removed and any dents must be repaired before the process of applying multiple layers of acrylic paint can happen. On some boards I need to paint the back as well and in that case, if the board was originally signed, I will leave that signature alone and just add mine as the artist. Once the painting is complete, as with my other paintings, I apply a protective varnish to keep your painting looking crisp for years to come!
Unfortunately the surfing days are in the past for these boards. They are meant to be hung on the wall and come ready to hang with wire backing!