Mixed Media Surf Art

Lots of surf art lately, and here is another piece to add to the collection!  This is a custom-made, 8″ by 12″ mixed-media piece done on a Canson Illustration Board (a museum-quality paper).  Below is the original photo, accompanied by 2 shots of the artwork!

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"Inner Surfer Art", "Christina Marie Bays"
Original Surf Photo

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Custom Surf Art

Surf Art in Maui!

This is a recently completed painting of surfer Arnie Smith hitting the waves in Maui, Hawaii!  The painting is 8″ by 12″ and custom framed in a 12″ by 16″ black metal, archival-quality frame with UV glass protection, and an acid and lignin-free mat board!  Thanks Jenny for giving me the opportunity to provide you and your husband with art for your home!

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Maui Surf Art

 

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Arnie Smith surfing in Maui!

Family Portrait Drawing – Father and Daughter

Here is a father-daughter portrait drawing that I recently completed. This portrait drawing really shows off the innocent energy and playfulness present in the captured moment.  What she’s doing is slapping a sticker of Dora the Explorer on his forehead, just in case you’re wondering!

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Father and Daughter Portrait!

finished Punta Uvita oil painting – Costa Rica art

…and I’m done!  This oil painting of the whale’s tale formation in Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay), Costa Rica.

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Punta Uvita Oil Painting

Peace Corps Art

The past few days I’ve been taking the bus from Alexandria to Arlington.  We live in a diverse neighborhood on the north end of Alexandria, close to a large Latino community made up of mostly Central American immigrants.  Since I am usually one of the few gringos on the bus, it sort of reminds me of being in Costa Rica, which is where I first started making art for others besides myself.  Even though I worked in community economic development as a Peace Corps Volunteer with the local people of La Cruz de Abangares, I especially enjoyed collaborating with several of them on artwork for public display.  So I thought I’d post some pictures of that work, along with a few other non-art projects!

 

Grandparents – Granddaughter Portrait Art Drawing

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I recently turned this photo of baby Victoria with her visiting grandparents from Portugal into a portrait drawing that was given as a surprise gift to them.  Mario, the grandfather, is also a talented artist.  I’m glad they liked it and have some meaningful artwork to display in their home back in Portugal!

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