Here is a painting I did of Calvin going off on his skateboard to meet his mates for a surf.
It is OK except I the palm-tree is a bit bland. I like this posture, it reflects his self-confidence and coolness.
I was not happy with the first one and did this one:
I was getting better at capturing details. Charles Reid paints with well directed but free swatches of colour and I felt I got this approach here.
2022: I was pleased with these paintings. In the first one I like how I captured his posture on the board. And in the second I preferred how I captured the colour of the board-bag and the the tree.
These were the days when Calvin would drag me out of work-mode to head to the beach. We used to park in Cooke Street at the beach. We would laugh and say “Kuke” street. Round here a “kuke” is newbie surfer who messes up a lot. I think the term may be used around the world.