December 2018, Camera Ready!

This year I have totally immersed myself in my water photography and with the purchase of a new Cannon 7D MarkII camera, multiple super wide angle lenses, and a custom carbon fiber housing from CMT Housings, it is a whole new world! The pure joy of being in the water and getting these shots will make my painting come full circle in terms of the inspiration for my work, and the visual narratives that will result after the photo shoots. It’s also pretty cool to be able to give those in the water shots of themselves surfing in addition to offering them those very same shots for sale in terms of prints on paper/canvas or whatever form they take.

I can picture myself down the road in the near future with a double booth that will not only feature my paintings, but the photography that has inspired them. Not everyone can afford an original work of art but a photograph will make it more obtainable for everyone!

 An amazing capture at Camp Pendleton in Va. Bch. this summer. Over 3000 pics were taken on this day and only two made the cut.

An amazing capture at Camp Pendleton in Va. Bch. this summer. Over 3000 pics were taken on this day and only two made the cut.

 The Jetty this fall.

The Jetty this fall.

The Jetty and Camp Pendleton have been my go to places for shooting this year. I want to show others that we actually do have waves of quality here on the east coast.

 A silver barrel at the jetty this winter December 3, 2018.

A silver barrel at the jetty this winter December 3, 2018.

Here is my new CMT Housing, Ports for each lens, and the new Cannon 7D MarkII.

 The disassembled housing. I have to take it apart after every use and lubricate all the parts.

The disassembled housing. I have to take it apart after every use and lubricate all the parts.

 Back view of the housing. I went with limited access to the camera controls to keep it simple. I am after all in a very fluid, dynamic, moving environment with all kinds of stuff coming at me really fast so there is not a whole lot of time to mess with the controls anyway while in the water.

Back view of the housing. I went with limited access to the camera controls to keep it simple. I am after all in a very fluid, dynamic, moving environment with all kinds of stuff coming at me really fast so there is not a whole lot of time to mess with the controls anyway while in the water.

 This is the 4/3 mutant which I used up until the middle of December. I’m now in a 5/4 o’neil full suit, 5 mill fin socks, boots, and gloves. The helmet is necessary because not everyone can see ya in the water and it also makes duck diving into the cold waves a lot more tolerable.

This is the 4/3 mutant which I used up until the middle of December. I’m now in a 5/4 o’neil full suit, 5 mill fin socks, boots, and gloves. The helmet is necessary because not everyone can see ya in the water and it also makes duck diving into the cold waves a lot more tolerable.

Another amazing journey....

We just got back from our annual sojourn to Playa Venao, Panama during the "green season" and green it was.  The surf did not deliver as it usually does but there were some very fun waist to chest high waves the first few days and plenty of ridable surf each day after that.

 Getting into the surf shore break was interesting!

Getting into the surf shore break was interesting!

 FooFoo, the owner of the only surf shop at El Site was shredding as usual.

FooFoo, the owner of the only surf shop at El Site was shredding as usual.

 The abundance of Rufous hummingbirds was a real treat right outside our door.

The abundance of Rufous hummingbirds was a real treat right outside our door.

 another one!

another one!

 rainbow winged beauty.

rainbow winged beauty.

 After countless hours in the water shooting with my goPro, the results were an abysmal failure due to the lack of off shore winds and sediment washing into the ocean from the river.   

After countless hours in the water shooting with my goPro, the results were an abysmal failure due to the lack of off shore winds and sediment washing into the ocean from the river.

 

 Picture yourself here....no stress...no worries...

Picture yourself here....no stress...no worries...

 Fun's over, now back to work.  August is going to be jamming with shows!   

Fun's over, now back to work.  August is going to be jamming with shows!

 

2018 Shows are rolling along!

Been a long time since I wrote in my blog!  Been pretty busy all winter selling and creating new work to a variety of sources.  Had the pleasure of one of my art works featured at the Dare County Arts council for a fund raiser for the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in NC.

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I have spent several months preparing for my biggest show yet with over 62 very large paintings. This body of work emphasizes my passion for all things regarding the Ocean and the Earth and how connected they are.  Opening is April 12, 2018.  Six floors of art!  Wow!

 Ocean and Earth Exhibition

Ocean and Earth Exhibition

There are far too many shows coming up to mention them all here so please check my exhibition page to find out my schedule of events for the 2018 show circuit.  A huge thanks to all of you out there who continue to support my work through your positive comments and purchases.  I am so fortunate to be living my dream and thanks to everyone who has made this possible, especially my wife Kris!

 

Paintings reduced for sale!

Send me an email at edobermeyer@cox.net if you are interested in any of these beautiful paintings.  I have to make room in the studio and it's getting tight in here. Fantastic deals can be had. Just contact me.

New World Arts Festival and Solo Exhibition

Wow! August is just going to be amazing! I have a solo exhibition at the Dare County Arts Council and am the featured artist for the New World Arts Festival in that same town. The best part is we got accommodations at a lovely B & B that is "Pet Friendly" so Rusty and Raven will be with us.

 http://www.darearts.org/single-post/2017/07/17/Waterfront-Art-Show-Returns-To-Manteo-for-36th-Year

http://www.darearts.org/single-post/2017/07/17/Waterfront-Art-Show-Returns-To-Manteo-for-36th-Year

 My first solo exhibition at the Dare County Arts Council

My first solo exhibition at the Dare County Arts Council

 We also had Rusty and Raven photographed professionally by Erin Bonilla!   

We also had Rusty and Raven photographed professionally by Erin Bonilla!

 

Where to get your work photographed and printed

Many of you have asked me where I get my prints made and who shoots my work.  The very best local source for that is my good friend Jeff Diener, 757-635-7136.  You can find him via his phone number or look him up on Facebook.  He will sit down with you after shooting your work using the very latest Pantone Color matching system and edit your work in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.  Once he runs a proof, he can print you as many or as few as you like at a cost per square inch which is amazingly affordable!  Jeff can also be found at his studio at d'Art Center in Norfolk.

And this huge wave of success continues to swell!

Attached is the new ECSC T Shirt which is based on my original painting purchased by D. Nachnani at Coastal Edge this year. My original painting was inspired by the photography of Brad Styron and I transformed it into my own version of Bogue Inlet. I gave D. permission to transform my painting to include the channel marker and jetty on the horizon to suit the needs of the ECSC design and gave him full rights to alter the colors as well. As you can see they are both very different yet very successful designs and I am very proud to have collaborated with Brad, coastal edge, and so many others to have my work put on their posters, media and T Shirts this year. I have and always will be about collaboration, since it opens the doors to new opportunities and experiences and helps you grow in ways you could not do alone.

My connection to the ECSC goes back pretty far when I was working with the ESA as a judging coordinator with Paul West and Harry Purkey back in the early 80's. I also broke my ankle in the finals of the surf contest back then and it turned my entire life around and made me focus on my art work very seriously since I could not surf for an entire year. The docs said I would never surf again but they were wrong and one year later I went to Puerto Escondido with Tony Lighthart and friends and surfed some of the craziest waves of my life!

I can actually say that the ECSC has helped shaped what I am today and am very proud to be a part of it. Thanks! They did a video shoot this week on my story which will be aired soon. Once I get the link to that I will post it for ya.

https://www.facebook.com/deepak.nachnani.7?fref=ts

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRZNqAQ4QsU&feature=youtu.be

 

 My original painting of Bogue Inlet, NC inspired by Brad Styron

My original painting of Bogue Inlet, NC inspired by Brad Styron

 The official ECSC T Shirt for 2016!  As you can see, the colors were dramatically altered and the jetty and No. 4 channel marker were added very subtly to the horizon. It turned out well!

The official ECSC T Shirt for 2016!  As you can see, the colors were dramatically altered and the jetty and No. 4 channel marker were added very subtly to the horizon. It turned out well!