Janet Meinke-Lau

100 Project

1 painting per day for 100 days.

The 100 Project

1 painting each day for 100 days. Days 87, 88 and 94 are the only paintings from this series available. Release of limited edition prints will be first announced to mailing list folks. Subscribe below!

Day 74 Painting

Day 74 Painting


Mavericks, 5x7” Watercolor and Gouache on Paper


Mavericks is a well-known big wave surf break in northern California. I first learned of it watching Chasing Mavericks, a film about Jay Moriarity, a rising surf star at age 16 surfing Mavericks who died at age 22 in a freediving accident. At the end of the movie, there’s a recording of Jay saying:

“You just got to appreciate everything. Um, I think that’s one of the most important things in life, is just really appreciating it. Because you know, we only get to do this once. And it’s not for a long time, so enjoy it.”

(This painting references a photograph by Shalom Jacobovitz who captured the image of Mavericks from a boat during the 2010 Mavericks surfing competition.)

I first wrote about the movie and Jay Moriarity’s message in this blog entry.

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(Janet Meinke-Lau, Honolulu 2019)

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