Ocean Air

I made “Ocean Air” to look so much like tropical waves lapping in that you want to dip your toes in it. Using softer ocean blue-greens, I worked with a blow torch and heat tools to get the resin to flow and merge to look like webby waves crashing in. Those layers pour over the beach and retract leaving a wet sand layer and a normal sand layer, just like in real life. With just a touch of metallic to the sand, your eyes will catch a glint here and there throughout the day as the light dances upon it. Normally working on a wood panel I shave off any spillover resin for a clean wood edge, but the spillover on this one is just too gorgeous to remove. This is the only painting I’m doing this with because I feel that the edges are a continuation of the painting that I wouldn’t dare touch. Like Bob Ross says, what a happy accident! I’ve included many angles in the picture so you can see it.

Resin is a demanding but exhilarating art form. It is punishing but blissful. 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.

*Picture is an example of how my work may look in your space, but the actual size is as listed. Typically, I enlarge it in the example picture to capture all the detail. However, if you want a very large piece, request customization with the button above and I will see what I can do.

Poplar & Birch Wood Panel with natural finish lacquered sides
Ready to Hang
Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity