John S. Rushton
Business Name: The Art of Surfing
Type of Work: Acrylic Painting
The Art of Surfing
Original art depicting the beauty, drama and passion of the sport of Surfing and a lifelong devotion to the power of waves.
I have been devoted to the ocean, and to the surfing lifestyle, since my earliest beginnings. It is in my heart. It is in my soul. I paint with passion for a subject I am forever dedicated to.
I paint freely, with a strong vision in mind. My work is influence by a majority of the great movements of the art world, and extends from Impressionistic to Abstract.
Each piece is created, while listening to a certain work of music. Sometimes it's Mozart. Sometimes it's the Beach Boys. Each piece has the inspirational music listed on the back.
Details about the works shown here:
"Beneath" is 36"x36", acrylic on canvas. It has 1 and 1/2" painted sides
I call this, "Beneath." It's 36"x36", acrylic on canvas. It has painted, 1 and1/2" sides and is gallery mounted. When you're waiting on the waves, bobbing in the ocean, it's so peaceful and the world is so beautiful. But, you're always wondering what's going on in the world beneath. A lot like life, huh? Painted to The Doors, Complete Collection, Disc 1 and 2.
"Wipeout" is 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas. It has 1 and 1/2" painted sides
This is "Wipeout." 36x36, acrylic on canvas, gallery mounted with painted, 1 1/2 inch sides. I wanted to capture the feeling of being in a wipeout on a large wave. It's both terrifying and beautiful. Painted to Guardians of the Galaxy 1 soundtrack, and Big Waves, 5 Decades of Surf Rock.
"Deep Water Daydream" is 60" x 48", acrylic on canvas. It has 1 and 1/2" painted sides
This is "Deep Water Daydream." This is my most ambitious undertaking to date. It is 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall (60x48), acrylic on canvas. The depth of the piece is astounding. The picture does not do it justice. A must see in person. Painted to Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Association's Greatest Hits and Dan Fogelberg's Exiles album. This piece needs a wall and commands attention!
For Surfer c'est rever:
Surfer c'est rêver," (to Surf is to Dream) "30"x40", acrylic on canvas. Painted to the "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" soundtrack, Brian Wilson, "Imagination" and Brian Wilson, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." Sides are 1 and 1/2" and painted. It is gallery mounted and available.
"Vincent's Peak" 24"x36", acrylic on canvas. Painted to The Beatle's, Help and Magical Mystery Tour.
"Hot Tropic", 24"x30", acrylic on canvas. Gallery mounted, with painted sides. Painted to Jimmy Buffet's Songs You Know By Heart.
"Pollock Likes to Surf", 36"x36", acrylic on canvas. Painted to the Immortal Beloved Soundtrack, featuring Mozart's Symphony No. 5, Fur Elise and many other of Mozart's Symphonies and Piano Sonata's. Also listened to "Facing Future" by Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) and America's, "Hat Trick."
"Secret Spot", 36"x36", acrylic on canvas. Painted to Chicago II and Chicago VII. Also, the 300 Soundtrack.
"Van Gogh and his van go to Van Gogh Beach," 24"x36", acrylic on canvas. Painted to The Beach Boy's, Pet Sounds and Sounds of Summer.
"Tribute", 24"x36" acrylic on canvas." Dedicated to the three surf legends who passed away recently; John Severson, Jack O'Neill and Dick Catri. As my dad said, "they always go in three's." And a tribute to all those no longer with us, who loved frolicking in the beautiful waves. Painted to Black Sabbath, Paranoid and the Riverdance soundtrack.
"Poseidon's Persuasion", 30"x40", acrylic on canvas. Painted to the Big Wednesday soundtrack.
"Starry Surf" 24"x36", acrylic on canvas. Painted to The Yes Album, and Close to the Edge
"Down the Line", 12"x36", acrylic on canvas. Painted to The Beach Boy's, Surf's Up
"No Fear", 20"x16", acrylic on canvas. Painted to Shakespeare in Love soundtrack and Eye in the Sky by The Alan Parsons Project.
"In the Eye", 20"x16", acrylic on canvas. Painted to Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies and Killer
"Banzai Pipeline!" It is 5 feet wide by 4 feet high. It's bright and beautiful, and needs a wall for dramatic effect! It's acrylic on canvas, with 1 and 1/2" painted, gallery edges. It was painted to the Chariots of Fire and Dances With Wolves soundtracks.
"Free Fall" 24"x24", acrylic on canvas. Painted to Loggins and Messina and "Full Sail," by Loggins and Messina.
"Sunset Wave Club", it is 36"x48", acrylic on canvas. It has 1/2" painted sides. This baby is bright, and beautiful! There is an immersion of color, incorporating a myriad of metallics. Painted to Alice Cooper's Love it to Death and Chuck Mangione's 20th Century Masters.
"Coy Koi," 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas, with 1 and 1/2" painted, gallery edges. Painted to "Billy Elliott" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" soundtracks
"Ascension" It is 4 ft x 4 ft, acrylic on canvas, with 1 and 3/8" painted, gallery sides. It's a soulful piece, with a lot of hopeful, upward movement. It was painted to the John Adams and Out of Africa soundtrack
"Meditations of Morning." It's an explosion of fiery color and soothing nature, playing in the autumn breeze. It is 4 ft wide by 3 ft tall, with 1 and 1/2 painted, gallery sides. Acrylic on canvas. It was painted to the Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast recording.
"The Spark of Creation." It is 60" wide x 48" high, with finished, gallery edges. Painted to "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack and Sting's "The Dream of the Blue Turtles." There are galaxies, darkness and light, the sperm and the egg, a mother's womb, the solar system...it's all the same. It's all creation.
"Seaweed Serenity." It's a beautiful, soothing piece. It just calms you and takes you to a soulful place. It is 4 ft wide by 3 ft high, with 1 and 1/2" deep, painted gallery edges. It was painted to The Doobie Brothers: The Captain and Me and Elton John: Your Songs.
"Vitamin Sea." It is 60" (5ft) wide by 48" (4 ft) high. Acrylic on canvas. It's a bright, colorful trip under the sea. It's a trip to the aquarium. It's full of movement and depth. Painted to George Michael's, Listen Without Prejudice and The Beatles', Yellow Submarine.
"Tequila Sunrise"It is a 5 ft x 4 ft, acrylic on canvas, with 1 and 1/2" painted sides on gallery mount. Painted to "Help" by The Beatles, "Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon" by James Taylor and the "Begin Again" soundtrack. A wall of hope and fire!
|Sells Work at Red Dog Gallery|