Winter Swells

“Winter Swells”

-Two panels, each 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″ for a total of 40inches+ wide by 24inches tall.
-Cradled Poplar & Birch Wood Panel with natural finish lacquered sides
-Ready to Hang
-Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity

While making “Winter Swells” I had one goal: To capture the epic Alaskan landscape where snow-capped peaks meet breaking wintery blue-green icy oceans. I wanted the result to feel like you were right up in the water looking at the oncoming swell with a beautiful background of a sunny winter day on the shore, with soft gusts of wind blowy snow off the peaks and evergreen trees facing the wind. It took every last bit of resin painting expertise I had to get the mountains to form and take shape, but the pay off is certainly worth it. This piece has 4 layers on it.

What is Epoxy Resin?

Resin is kind of like a liquid glass. It is a two-part epoxy that finishes like glass, hard as a countertop, but clear and glossy as glass. Resin is a demanding but exhilarating art form. With just an hour of worktime, I must use every hard wrought lesson to perfect the pigmented resin I pour. I use surfboard crafting pigments, India Inks, powder pigments and more for the varying hues. Then, I grab a heat-based tool, like my blow torch and manipulate the poured layers from there.

The same process that gets you a gorgeously decorated surfboard is what gets you these paintings. As a former surfer, I find myself ever eager to recapture those fleeting moments in the surf in resin. This is all done on a beautiful cradled wood panel with poplar wood sides. The finishing touch is to sand and stains the wood sides so the beautiful natural grain is showcased and so the resin seems to float above it.