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


'Road Trip Westbound Utah'
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'
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.
I've finally have some of my Limited Edition Prints up .

 I'm starting to get the Blog thing, now to load all my art for sale.

Friday, January 30, 2015

I dug up some cool old stuff searching though my vintage car photos