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Born Out of the Ocean

Justin Oltesvig's avatar Justin Oltesvig

This series of 25 paintings was inspired by artwork I was asked to do on a friends surfboard that he built himself from raw wood. I decided to use wood stain instead of paint to preserve the beauty and organic nature of the natural wood grain. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and decided to do a whole series of wood panels painted with stain and metallic ink. I also carried over the imagery and themes born from the ocean. The series ranges in size from 4x4 inches to 2x2 feet. Each piece is the same shape at a different scale or size, with unique metal corner protectors, adding to its beauty.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .5 - 4 inches
  • Medium: Wood panels with stain, paint, metalic ink with metal corners
  • Width: 4 - 24 inches (total 11 feet with all 20 images)
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 4 - 24 inches (total 5 feet with all 20 images)