Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Just got back from  the Chicago Brushmasters Charity art auction, we raised over $70K for the Ronald McDonald House fund. Here are a few shots of some of the artist's and their work.

Lots of creativity, history and charity here.





Teahing younger artists a bevel gold leaf trick.





A study in color theory and design. 

  All this art was created and sold in a 3 day Letterhead celebration !

  2 of my friends and students.






Friday, March 6, 2015

THE DAY OF THE COBRAS 
I'VE BEEN BUSY LETTERING AND ADDING THE FINISH DETAILS ON SEVERAL CHRIS CRAFT COBRAS FOR A LARGE BOAT SHOW IN LAKE DORA, FLORIDA THE END OF MARCH.
HERE ARE SOME SHOTS OF THESE 1955 CLASSICS, THEY WERE ONLY MADE ONE YEAR.












CADDY POWERED

 
   ALLIGATOR INTERIORS













RAW WOOD TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE SHOW

Friday, February 27, 2015

Here are some gold leaf projects for your inspiration 
 A humidor

A sedan Delivery 

Big mobile kitchen

Logo with bevel burnishing




Tailgate with directional burnishing 

18 Karat gold arrow

49 Caddy 23 Karat ribbon

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Right Coast Channeled 32 3 Window Deuce

Welcome to my blog / website. I would like to thank my Daughter in law Joanna Johnson for patiently helping me through this process. I'm not computer literate at all!
So please let me know what I need to do to make it better . You still can buy my book etc. using PayPal, I think. 



Here's a shot of the newest pinstriping job, Built by Custom Auto of Loveland, Colorado. A "Right Coast Look" 32 Ford 3 window coupe that has been channeled, Buick "nail head"powered and painted deep green.  

I've pinstriped several cars for this customer, always subtle and conservatively. I always add a capital "M" in the pinstriping design somewhere . This one was a challenge because of the bold ivory colored firewall and the cooper colored Buick mill. I chose to use the ivory and a lighter green to tie the firewall and interior together. Adding a small amount of copper to all the designs and to start of the double stripes. This color choices calm the boldness and accent the complexity of this beautiful hot rod.

I did a panel using all the color possibilities which help the customer decide on a direction. 

Because teh car had no hood I started the double stripes at the cowl with this motif.

The stripes wrapped around the rear and ended in the same manner at the left side.
The trunk subtle design with an "M" for his initial.

 At the front I used a similar design for the grille and cowl vent for continuity.


A simple design on the head lights brings the colors all together.

Finishing touches on the grille shell ties the copper engine and the entire car together without clutter.

"Keep it simple and Classy."


Friday, February 6, 2015


WORKING ON OUR 2015 EVENT CALENDER , I'LL UPDATE IT AS WE GET ALL MORE INFO.

'Road Trip Westbound Utah'
30x40"
Canvas
One of my latest pieces to add to the Art For Sale page. 
I did a flat finish on this for a different feel to it.

'Enchanted Sunset'
12x34"
Masonite Panel
Copper frame

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Vintage FUN

I'm having too much fun looking up vintage cars that I've worked on.