"The Floating World" -- 10x10 inch acrylic and cut paper on cradelled wood panel. (original is SOLD) Prints are available here on ETSY.
This is #6 in my surf series, and it was inspired by the children of the film "Surfwise." The alternate title I toyed with for it was "Balance," because so much about this painting reflects that concept: the children and the tree itself, but also the actual composition of the painting and the placement of each shadow in the water, leaf on the tree and piece of cut paper for each child's swimsuit. But I ultimately settled on "The Floating World" because it was more magical -- just like a tree floating in the middle of the water and the idea of spending your childhood in an RV chasing waves.