painting a Hawaiian Surf-themed Show Piece
Written and photographed by jeremy constantineau
If you’ve ever been inside anything that could be considered a showroom, you’d know that every object contributes to the overall vibe in there. Maybe it was just that spending 24 hours a day inside the shop was speeding up how fast we got bored of it, or maybe our showroom really did in fact need some changes.
Either way, we were determined to put more cool shit in there.
After some quick brainstorming we decided to paint a Hawaiian-themed art piece on a plank of wood shaped like a surfboard. Don’t ask us how we got the idea to do this, (mostly because we don’t know) but it was probably something along the lines of “warming the place up”.
We set a goal of completing the piece in just 1 day start to finish. We’re so used to working meticulously on customer’s items that whenever we get to work on something just for fun, it’s nice to make the process a little more interesting by adding some challenge to it.
Once we had an idea in our heads of what the finished piece will look like, we could get down to business. First, we had to design the 3 main elements of the board on Adobe illustrator. By doing this we’re able to print vinyl masks for each image with perfectly smooth edges. Once the vinyl masks have been cut, we begin by placing the first mask down on the board and spraying the yellow colour we chose for that element.