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Home Slice by jayalders Home Slice by jayalders
Earlier in the year, I was asked to paint a new piece of surfing art to be featured on the Fosters Belmar Pro 2010 Limited Edition Poster. This surfing competition takes place every September and it’s definitely one of the highlights of my fall calendar.

This was one of the busiest and most enjoyable summers I’ve had. My travels and touring schedule kept me away for weeks at a time in places like Brazil, New York City, the Jersey Shore, North Carolina and Chicago.

So, in late July when I settled back into my beach town, I started sketching for this piece. I immediately knew there were some elements I had to include which many of my fellow surfers share a love of. The rock jetties and greenish-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the color of light playing on and through the waves. That feeling of satisfaction when those swirling chopped up waters of a hurricane swell turn into workable swell.

When deciding on a title, I wanted something that represented my longing to just get a piece of home, as well as representing Jersey’s balance of surf culture and urban influence & that feeling of slicing through a beautifully formed wave.

No matter how much I travel, there’s no place like home. Thus “Home Slice” became representative of my late summer homecoming.

I have a very eclectic taste in art and when I am at a museum, I find myself drawn towards fine artists from Caravaggio to Van Gogh, Degas to Dali. I have been wanting for some time now to create some pieces that express my love of more painterly brushstrokes, impressionistic color palettes and abstracted form.

This painting is a natural progression from my more polished and rendered pieces. I had a lot of fun during the entire creative process and look forward to continuing my path of artistic growth. Here’s to those magical moments!

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‘Home Slice’ is now available in Fine Art & Gallery wrapped Canvas Giclées, Open Edition Matted Prints & Limited Edition Giclée

In addition, it will be available exclusively in Belmar, NJ during ”Surf Week” between Sept 11-19th 2010, as a limited edition fine art poster. Any remaining limited edition posters will be available on our online shop after The Fosters Belmar Pro.
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bunnykissd Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely piece of art and the story makes it even better! Thank you for sharing!
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jayalders Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks!!
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jadecilcleton Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing! I loved your style! :D
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jayalders Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
thanks!!!
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Luizclaudiovix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Alucinante (crazy)
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QasemBarzegar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
wonderful!
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jayalders Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
THANKS!!
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   Photographer
I love your gallery. Your unique style really talks to me. I love the fluidity of this.
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jayalders Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thank you Allen!
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rrrtist55 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Another fantastic piece...very thumbs up!
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jayalders Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Thank you!!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
I featured this on my page.
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guayasamin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work :D:peace:
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jayalders Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
thank you!
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guayasamin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you´re welcome :D
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
this looks both solid and liquid - a great abstraction - the flow of the image and the cues like the surfer really keep that aspect alive against the surfaces .
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jayalders Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Fantastic review..thank you!
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kikimonster Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I love this! I love all your work
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jayalders Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank u so very much!!!
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pavalo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw this one, your latest I guess, first. It´s really attractive. Just browsed through your gallery. Warm, subtile, balanced, natural. Breath of fresh air. It´s looks so... easy, but I know it´s not. Thanx for sharing it with the rest of the world.
You´re a source of inspiration to me and, no doubt, many many others.
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jayalders Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you for such an eloquently written and sincere compliment..I'm honored.
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pavalo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome, another word I was searching for yesterday, I thought of this morning: tranquility. Does it make sense to you. It seems like it's a common factor throughout all your work. It brings calmness when watching the pieces.
You probably already know them but I was also influenced by the art of Jeffrey Jones, who, to my big surprise, had himself transformed (I'm not sure of the correct term here) into a woman after 50 years, being married and having a family allready. That must have taken some guts I guess.

Others I liked very much (I was in my teens when I discovered them) were Mouse and Kelly and Rick Griffin who were also totally into surfing and this lifestyle. For myself, I stepped on my sons skateboard once and after I got up again I could't run for three years so... ;-)

Nowadays I'm also more into old masters which I found rather boring when I was young. So much to learn there. Degas is a favourite as is Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, and more recently, Anton pieck (who's illustrations are the architectural basis of the Netherlands most famous amusement park ; de Efteling) and MC Escher, the Hildebrandt brothers and Patrick Woodroffe. And there are of course many great others

Maybe you'll like also the music of the blue oyster cult. I know, it's ancient by now...

I can't wait to see your next creation, but I willl...Thanx for your nice reaction

Paul
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jayalders Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Hey Paul

The masters works you list were and are still inspirations to me...Dali,Carravagio, Degas, Ingres...love all that...

Dont know Jones' work..I know Griffin's work now, but didnt know of it until a few years ago.

I appreciate the kind words and for sharing your passion of art with me

Jay
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pavalo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My Pleasure. It's a privilage to be appreciated by a professional!
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