Designs By Bowman

Artwork and Endeavours by Shane P. Bowman.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Final Touches

Just finishing up the 5'9" Single Fin.

Here's one picture from the sanding coat. This was my first time using UV catalyzing resin and it works great. It allows for plenty of time during lamination which is great because i need as much time as i can get for wrapping the rails. I got all my materials from the guys at FOAM-EZ in westminister. Brad and the guys are super helpful and got plenty of tips for people new to glassing like me.

Here's another picture of the gloss coat. I am pretty please with how the board is turning out. Of course there is plenty of room for improvements but hey at least it will float.

As requested by Mckinney I painted a giant squid eating a ship on the bottom. Stay tuned for pictures of that soon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Last one

Here is last one for the Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific submission. 12"x16", acrylic on canvas

I submitted all my pieces today so now I just wait to here back to see if I made it.

Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Product of a sunday afternoon and night.

16"x20" acrylic on canvas

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Hand Plane

Still smelling like resin, I just finished this hand plane for the Goozer. This one was constructed just like the previous ones. Made of pine with a single coat of polyester resin. There are a couple new modifications from the previous hand planes. I have added a small piece of neoprene to the nylon strap and beveled the back edge of the diamond tail for added comfort on your hand and forearm. This is the design I rode all winter. With the narrow point of the diamond tail it seems to work well in the barrel and its overall size (15"x7.5") makes it an easy entry into waves.

-Side view: showing the slight rocker in the nose making an easy entry for water to flow.
- Back view: shows the spooned out deck and channels on the bottom for extra hold.
-Bottom view:
-Top view:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


One more for the Night Dive submission coming up!
- acrylic on 8''x10'' canvas

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Work Coming Soon...

I am currently working on a couple new pieces so my updates have been a little slow lately. But there will be new work coming soon. The pieces are going to be submitted for the Night Dive event at The Aquarium of the Pacific. Check out the details here, this night sounds cool regardless if I get in the show or not. But keep the good karma going so I can get in. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Painting

8''x10'' acrylic on canvas