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Old    dbogart            10-07-2004, 4:56 PM Reply   

i paint a lot of surf art, but have recently fallen in love with wakeboarding. my question to you all is- is there a market for some good wakeboard art (for ex: oil on canvas paintings)?

i have been thinking about diving in to the wakeboarding world with my art....

my work can be seen at:

let me know if you guys would consider buying stuff of this subject.

Old    byerly137pro            10-07-2004, 5:10 PM Reply   
Website doesn't work.
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-07-2004, 5:16 PM Reply   
Dave - I've seen your art, and it is awesome. Maybe you should look into getting a booth set-up at one of the PWT events next year. I doubt you'd sell much at the event, but at least you could display them, talk to people, give them your card etc. Just to test the water (no pun intended).
Old     (jonm)      Join Date: Jan 2002       10-07-2004, 6:21 PM Reply   
My thought would be that target market for wakeboarding art would be young people (although I haven't seen your work as the link is dead). Unfortunately younger people buy more posters then oil paintings. So turn the art into cheap prints and sell those (I'm sure the real artists will hate me for saying that). Something kids can put up in their rooms (besides swimsuit calendars and Tiger Beat cutouts).
Old    dbogart            10-07-2004, 9:56 PM Reply   

sorry about that i was in a rush....

here is the correctly spelled link:

check it out and think about that style in a wakeboarding format....
Old    walt            10-07-2004, 10:19 PM Reply   
David, To bad You don't live in Ca....I could do some litho prints for You. If You do a wakeboarding painting please post a pic !
Old    dbogart            10-07-2004, 10:45 PM Reply   
i will walt. if i do one it will hit ebay. i sell a pretty fair amount of surf art prints/paintings. my girlfriend thinks wakeboarders dont have any $ to spend on art (as if surfers do), but i guess i havent explained to her what a new mastercraft costs....

anyway- i definetly need a break from surf art for a bit, i love it but the surf art will just get better if i stop for awhile...if you guys know of any sick wakeboarding pics that really have some soul to them post em for me!!
Old     (whitlecj)      Join Date: Apr 2004       10-08-2004, 6:29 AM Reply   
I would love to get a good piece of wakeboarding art personally.
Old    shanday            10-08-2004, 9:00 AM Reply   
I love your work David! I would be interested in wakeboarding art because I have our board rack in our front room! One of your paintings would look perfect in here! Let us know if you decide to go for it!
Old    shirows            10-08-2004, 9:12 AM Reply   
Hi David,
Great work. I think it is a good idea to do that with wakeboarding.
Tell us if you do it, and post a pic.

Old     (actiondcpd)      Join Date: Apr 2003       10-08-2004, 9:59 AM Reply   
Those are awesome... I'd buy prints of wakeboarding if you had some.
Old     (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-08-2004, 10:19 AM Reply

I got sent that site a while ago from a post on here looking for art as one that at least had some wakeboarding posters. I actually wanted posters (or even a decent mat) a little more artsy than those offer, and maybe a bit longer distance shots. I dont really expect to be able to afford original art myself, but with enough people on here spending thousands to put in a stereo, the market is probably there.

As my one friend put it, she's like "Gerald, when you got girls in here, you don't want them asking about who the rider is, you just want them curious about wakeboarding and thus you!"
Old     (tommyc)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-08-2004, 10:36 AM Reply   
I am interested in your art. Contact me.
Old     (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-08-2004, 11:16 AM Reply   
Finally checked out the site during lunch. Real nice stuff!! Would definitely do a mat.
Old     (bigjackamo)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-08-2004, 11:32 AM Reply   
David your surf art is amazing. I would love to see some wake art but I'm not sure how it would measure up to your surf art. Those painting just make me miss surfing.
Old    dbogart            10-08-2004, 1:43 PM Reply   
well guys thanks for the input so far. it seems like wakeboarding art could work. wakeboarding offers alot of incredible, scenic images and i think it might translate well.
Old     (jklein)      Join Date: May 2001       10-08-2004, 4:12 PM Reply   
I'm interested on one for my office. Say 48 x 36 or so.
Old     (shutupandboard)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-08-2004, 6:52 PM Reply   
I would think there would be at least a little market out there(or in here). I'm sure you don't do it ONLY for money, so i say go for it. It's something i could see myself wanting. What are we talking on prices? There are alot of GREAT pictures that have been posted on here. Hell BillJ could probably post a thousand by himself.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-12-2004, 7:31 AM Reply   
Morning Light is pretty sweet....I may be interested in some of the surfing prints too.
Old    dbogart            10-12-2004, 7:40 AM Reply   
well guys i have started on my first wakeboarding commissioned painting. i will post a pic when i am finished with it. it was commissioned by a guy from cali who's son absolutely rips. i'll let him tell you all his name if he wants to. anyway-pics of the art coming soon....
Old    dbogart            10-17-2004, 4:01 PM Reply   
ahh, here is that thread i was looking for.

anyway-here is the link of my first "wake art" oil painting:

thanks for the input fellas.

david bogart
Old     (malibususpect)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-17-2004, 9:00 PM Reply   
wow david those are really good, its something i would look into to go on the wall in my room
Old     (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-17-2004, 10:13 PM Reply   
I as well am impressed and also would be very interested. I like how you caught the spiritual side of surfing but wakeboarding is not as peaceful and spiritual as surfing. what gets me going, when it comes to the sentimental side of wakeboarding, is doubleups. whether it be the natural motion water coming together at a precise second or the huge amounts of conteracting forces being exerted at a split second sending yourself into an on the edge out of body experience. no i have not been smoking but would be very happy to purchase a print of a tweaked out grap while holding on for dear life.

just my input....not that you need it. your style of art is right on IMO.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-18-2004, 7:20 PM Reply   
I agree, the Double up is like the greatest part of wakeboarding just how everything meets together. No other sport can you get booted like with a double up.


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