Friday, December 16, 2011


This is an original 16 x 20 palette knife oil painting titled


A surfer dude and his girlfriend sit high above the thundering surf that rolls in from a freak south swell. He has a tough decision ahead of him. To bail out on his girl and hit the monster waves, potentially risking life and limb for an epic surf day, or to stay and enjoy the magic of Mother Nature's show with the one he loves.

The inspiration for this painting came from an actual freak south swell we had here on the island of Oahu in September 2011. They called it the "South Swell Of The Decade" and it caused quite a buzz. This painting was done from a photo I took at the Diamond Head lookout near evening. People in Hawaii love their giant surf, even if they are not out in it. It is pretty amazing to watch!

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork!


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Valerie Boersma said...

So Lisa, what did he do?

You've sure got a way with a palette knife, my friend! This painting is so amazing!

Lily Pang said...

Really beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy new year Lisa!