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    Surf Art..

    Morning everyone, Just wanted to see if there are any other artists on here..I only started painting a year ago..so any feed back is welcome..I did the photography thing for years in the military..We all know there is an abundance of still photo and video guys out there..but can you get the same thing feeling through paint or other mediums?...is surf art dying?..or are ppl just picky with want they are willing to pay/hang on their wall?...all the photos contributed on SI are great..all levels of ability and surf..Friday looks fun..

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    I am not an artist but I do have a picky eye for surf art. I like simple but original looking works, I would assume that is a hard thing to accomplish as an artist...good luck to ya.

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    I just looked at your gallery, I like that coolb piece you have....nice work!

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    Thanks Sniffer!..that seems to be the one most ppl are gravitating too..maybe less color and more B/W with India Ink...or more bodyboarders?

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    I didnt realize that was Bodyboarder, none the less I still like the painting.

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    Nice work!

    Have you ever thought about submitting to the Surfers Journal? Heres a link to their editorial department: http://www.surfersjournal.com/Editorial-Department There is something about the composition and tone of your pieces that might work for them and compliment some of the writing they publish. As a long-time reader of their magazine, I have always been impressed with the range of surf-related artwork theyve used. You might also see if any local surf shops would be willing to hang some of your pieces. I have done a considerable amount of writing and research on the subject of art, literature and nature. Recently, my attention has turned to the ocean and its influence on musicians, writers, and visual artists. If youre at all interested I started a microblog a couple months ago called Nautilus, Circa 73 as a place to showcase some of the images, music, and people that impress and inspire my own writing and artwork. Heres a link: http://circa73.tumblr.com/
    Last edited by shadowoak26; Nov 3, 2011 at 03:28 PM.

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    i have been surfing my whole life as well as painting and drawing. i think art through the eyes of a surfer is extremely unique because as surfers we view the ocean in a different way then other people therefore it shows in art. I recently did a whole series of oil paintings based off of the New Jersey coast and i incorporated surfing into each painting. it was by far my favorite work i have done yet and it showed in how well they came out.

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    Thanks shadowoak26!
    I have thought about submitting art in the past and more so recently..the tumblr link is sick!..thanks again..

  9. I'm an artist. Don't know if it's specifically surf art, but it's mostly inspired by the ocean, so maybe.
    www.jewelwing.com

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    I have all kinds of paintings now. Time to start putting them on here.