Surf Commission, 36

This client had a large blank wall at the top of her staircase. She requested a “surf themed” oil painting, 3ftx5ft, and left the rest up to me. It was a fun challenge to create a landscape with a vertical orientation. I gave the piece a “zig zag” composition so it mirrors the ascending staircase that leads to it. I love the way the audience on the peer draws the viewer’s eye into the surf scene.

View of the painting walking up the staircase

At the base of the painting, the staircase splits, creating a beautiful “frame” for the piece