Surfboard Art

 

I was accepted to participate in the Mission Hills San Diego Art Walk in April. One of the opportunities artist could apply for was to create an art project on a recycled surfboard that will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Art Reach San Diego, which helps keep art programs in schools.

While I was in PA my husband was able to go down to pick up a used, recycled surfboard for me supplied by ReRip.

I was so excited to get started on this project right after we arrived in San Diego! I first had to clean and remove any wax on the board, then I primed it with Kills primer.

Next, I drew out my design on the board.

Then I started painting using a pallet knife. Because the board was used there were lots of small divots. By using the palette knife painting technique I was able to fill in the deeper divots and also hid them by the texture of the paint.

All the colors were on and then it was time to lay the lines down. This is always the most nerve wracking part for me! One mistake and it’s so hard to cover up the black paint!

Thankfully I didn’t make any mistakes!  Kona enjoyed sleeping in the sun as I worked.

I put many layers of a high gloss clear coat on it once the lines were done. It was so shiny and it definitely made the colors pop! Since I had to wait for paint to dry in between steeps I took the time to work on my tan.

The final project! I was so happy with the way it came out!

The Board was  on display durning Mission Federal Art Walk 4/27 & 4/28

I was so excited to see that the board sold and I was able to help raise money for ArtReach San Diego!

The Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore

We have been to the The Maryland Science Center  a few times, once a few years ago when we visited the area and shortly after we got to PA at the end of 2018.

Since my daughter was in town for winter break the boys asked if we could take her. Last time we went we didn’t do all the areas because it was a busy field trip day for the center. We got there early so we could beat the school groups and be done by lunch.

The kids had a great time exploring the different hands on exhibits.

The workshop was the most fun for them and where we spent the most amount of time. They created a few buildings out of cardboard for a group project of building a city. They decided to build a Hydro electrical plant since there was a river running through the city.

 

The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is located right on the water at the Inner Harbor. Its the perfect spot to walk around and grab some lunch near by.

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One of my goals on this trip is to dive more into my own art, to develop & explore painting with what inspires me as we travel.

The country is wide and the landscapes vastly different. Some of the great artist in history have been influenced by the landscape, like the New Mexico desert inspired paintings of Georgia O’Keef and the breath taking black and white photos of Yosemite National Park by Ansel Adams.

I want to capture that awe and wonder on paper or canvas.

So stay tuned and check out my Etsy store often to see what is available for sale or brows through my art work here.