California Surf is a large painting measuring 106 x 136 x 3 cm. Waves roll in, deep green and blue. The lull of the waters rhythm feels hypnotic. I watch a solitary surfer riding the waves. A liquid playground. In California Surf I wanted to capture the solitary nature of the surfer in the water, the vastness of the sea behind him. For this reason I used a large canvas and kept the subject small to exaggerate the scope of the surrounding water. The waves have been painted in a loose, modern style to suggest fluidity and colours, though muted are offset with bright shards of juxtaposed hues to suggest light and reflection. California Surf has been created on a bespoke wooden frame. The boxed edges are painted white and the painting has been coated with a satin varnish. California Surf is ready to hang.
Acrylic on canvas