Textile Design “Hawaii Surfing”

March 14, 2011

Ocean wave energy and the graceful wave petals of the hibiscus flower were my inspiration for the “Hawaii Surfing” design. I combined watercolors and gouache in a wax resist painting technique. Studying current retail trends in surf fabric designs, I visited Roxy, Nordstrom, Beachwear and other retailers.

Surfer’s courage, strong waves, sunset orange and the beautiful hibiscus flower are the elements that come together in this textile design painting.