Australian How To Paint

Snow Boarder

During Ashley’s short life he was keen on snow boarding, and he had incredible artistic talent. I particularly admired the Onimbo logo he created. I came up with the image I wanted to paint, and included Ashley’s Onimbo logo on the board as it accentuated the composition, mimicking the heels of the shoes and drawing viewers’ eyes up to the bum – while the fine finger off the right of the logo

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