Surf style

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A friend of mine has a surfboard company called, "Jason Rowells Surfboards". After seeing some of my op art designs, he decided to ask if I would be interested in creating a board design for him. I jumped at the chance! Here's what we came up with. It still needs the glass applied, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! Should sparkle when it's all complete. Cant wait to see it!

This is the first time I've painted on a board, but definitely not the last! I hope you like it. 

- Steve

Featured Artist on Artsy Shark Website

Today I was chosen to be the "Featured Artist" on the artsyshark.com website. This website is dedicated to promoting and assisting artists in all of their endeavors, it really is an honor to be featured. Thank you so much Artsy Shark! Check out the link below...

https://www.artsyshark.com/2017/12/07/featured-artist-steve-paulsen/
 

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Thank You, San Diego County Fair!

As a result of showing my paintings and illustration at the San Diego County Fair, I have sold three of the four pieces that were submitted. While I will dearly miss all three pieces, I'm happy that they have all landed in happy homes. Here are the three:

 Edgar Allan Crow - 24x24, acrylic on canvas. SOLD $500

Edgar Allan Crow - 24x24, acrylic on canvas. SOLD $500

 Last Breath - 24x24, oil on canvas. SOLD $600

Last Breath - 24x24, oil on canvas. SOLD $600

 Hitchiker - 9x12, ink on clay board. SOLD $250

Hitchiker - 9x12, ink on clay board. SOLD $250

A few things that I've been working on...

Lately, I've been experimenting with some abstract pieces and thought I'd share one of my new paintings in progress.

 "New Slang (tenative title)" -  acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

"New Slang (tenative title)" -  acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

I've been using a lot of layering to get the variations for the background, as well as to unify the colors. I've also been experimenting with different textures on the canvas to create different results. This particular painting has a triple layer of hard gesso, sanded to a smooth finish.

Stranger Things Series - Reflection, 12"x30", oil on canvas

I've decided to start a series of paintings based on the show, "Strange Things". I'm a huge fan. It has the look and feel of my childhood, with hints of Goonies, Close Encounters, Stand By Me, etc... Everything that I loved.

Below is the initial sketch, and finished piece, of the first painting in the series titled, "Reflection", 12"x30", oil on canvas. It portrays Eleven entering the Upside Down, but if you've see the show, you already knew that :) I hope you enjoy the show as much as I do, and the paintings as well. More to come.

-Steve

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