On the promenade the City of Ventura provides a shower for the surfers and swimmers to rinse off the saltwater from their wetsuits and boards. The homeless use the showers also.
Today the surf is a little bigger and better than yesterday and I was able to get down to “C” Street early and walked up to Surfers Point. They were having a local surfing contest so there were quite a few good surfers.
Surf’s up a bit at “C” street this morning running 3 to 4 feet and supposed to be a little higher this afternoon. Also it should be a little bit bigger tomorrow morning and I will go down for the early morning light. I live only a couple of blocks from the beach and Ventura’s “C" Street break. My studio is even closer.
I’m taking up the inktober 31 drawing challenge to do a drawing a day for 31 days. And here is today’s drawing. I live only a couple of blocks from the beach and Ventura’s “C" Street break. My studio is even closer, it is only natural I would draw a surfer.
I live only a couple of blocks from the beach and Ventura’s “C" Street break. My studio is even closer, it is only natural I would draw and paint surfers. This is a preliminary ink drawing for future artwork.
Surfer art Jeff Ho, Z-Boys
Opportunity to Paint Portrait of surfer
break. "C" Street is more of an inside break as apposed to the "Point" break.
Body Boarding Now
About Sports Artists John Robertson Surfer PaintingThe painting is four feet by eight feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas. It hangs like a tapestry or banner.
The Skateboard Deck was done for a donation for a fundraiser to support 18th Street Project/Arts Center in Santa Monica CA. The main image on the board is of Jeff Ho one of the original Z-Boys. (see original portrait below) Z-Boys were a group of skateboarders in the 1970's from South Santa Monica and Venice California who are credited with inventing modern skateboarding. Jeff comes by a neighbor’s house in Venice, CA so I asked if he would let me paint his portrait. Z-Boys were profiled in the documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys.