“Santa Monica Board” ~ SOLD/Commission ~ “OAK” (one of a kind)
8″ x 31″ x 1″ ~ numerous paint colors on a custom cut wooden surfboard. Polyurethane coated and finished with a satin buffed protective wax.
This was very cool little project with a specific Southern California vibe. It was created for the son of a good friend. A custom painted surfboard to go in the boys bedroom. The color fade was all painted by hand and designs to match the vintage Santa Monica sticker, which was set into the wood and then covered with numerous coats of polyurethane to blend in seamlessly.
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Let me tell you a little about my process… Each piece is custom designed and built in my coastal studio. It starts with a small scale sketch and then, once I am happy with the design, I draw the design in full/life-size scale on cardboard. Those designs pieces (as you see them in the finished work) are then cut out individually and the design is transferred to the wood.
The wood is specifically chosen with grain patterns that match and enhance the design. Each piece is then milled and planed for smoothness and then cut, sanded, and finished by me. All hand-done… no computer aid, no laser cuts, no mass production copies. Each individual piece of wood is then finished with the chosen colors, stains, topcoat, etc.
After that, the piece is meticulously assembled, very much like a puzzle, onto the backing board using wood glue and small finishing nails (attached from the back so they are not seen) if necessary. After that, any touch ups that might be needed are done and then I apply three coats of protective polyurethane. When the poly cures, a topcoat of finishing wax is applied and buffed to a satin sheen. Very much like the waxing process that goes on a surfboard. It truly gives the finished piece a classic coastal feel and vibe!
From start to finish each one of my pieces usually takes about a week to complete and will typical ship out to you (depending on the current number of orders in my queue) within 14 days. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so nothing leaves my shop until it is absolutely gorgeous. If I wouldn’t be proud to hang it on my own wall then it does not go out the door!
Almost all of my pieces can be custom done in different sizes and with different finishes so If you’ve got an idea in mind, reach out to me and let’s talk. I’m sure I can make it happen! Just remember, with every piece being hand crafted and one-of-a-kind, there will be variations in the finished product. They will be similar to photos but no two handmade pieces of art are ever exactly the same. But that’s the beauty of it, you’re getting a unique piece that is truly your own and nobody else will have the same one!
Thanks for looking at my art, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I am absolutely positive you will love your purchase. If for some reason you are not happy, we will work together until we make it right. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns that you might have. Thanks again!