HAND PAINTED

5Below HQ
5Below HQ

Chalkboard Lettering .

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Gilding in process.
Gilding in process.

For 5Below Head Quarters in Philadelphia, PA.

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Cannstatters V.V.
Cannstatters V.V.

Hand painted with lettering enamels on MDO.

Marry Me Philadelphia
Marry Me Philadelphia

Mounted to brick. A "mini-billboard" that I hand-painted using 1-shot lettering enamel / sign paint.

ICE
ICE

2FT X 2FT . Commissioned piece. -Hand Drawn -Hand painted with sign enamel. -Exterior marine grade plywood.

sign painting signs 1shot
sign painting signs 1shot

4ft x 4 ft Hand painted sign for a flower shop in Los Angeles. -Custom designed artwork. -Hand drawn and painted flower pictorial. -All hand painted with sign enamel. -Exterior marine grade plywood.

Lotus Hair Design
Lotus Hair Design

-Hand drawn -Hand painted with sign enamel on aluminum substrate.

Small signs for a comic book store
Small signs for a comic book store

Casual lettering on showcard substrate. "Showcard" stock is a multi-ply board made of paper and very thin layers of clay. Showcards or paper signs were typically used indoors for window displays, advertising weekly or monthly specials or just about any message you wanted to convey to the customer in casual or formal styles.

Pat and Bobby's
Pat and Bobby's

-Client's artwork/font -Exterior marine grade plywood. -Hand painted with sign enamel.

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Osprey
Osprey

A large terracotta flower pot painted with acrylics.

"Tilt -A - Whirl"
"Tilt -A - Whirl"

Commissioned piece for a "carnival enthusiast" .

DERA convex lettering
DERA convex lettering

Drawn and painted by hand for "Dera Violet" -Sign Enamel on Reclaimed MDF

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

3'x4' paper banner. This was for a child's birthday party. -Hand drawn and painted

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Another paper sign for a child's birthday party. the subtle "33" in the background is his football jersey number.

Freehand  lettering
Freehand lettering

Freehand Gothic/Egyptian style lettering with a brush.

Monochrome Hawk
Monochrome Hawk

-Acrylics on canvas paper

"JASPER"
"JASPER"

Smaller piece for a young starwars fan. Casual lettering

"ICE COLD BEER"
"ICE COLD BEER"

Commissioned piece for a tavern. - Sign enamel on hardwood.

3ft Paper sign
3ft Paper sign

These temporary paper signs usually announce a special sale or event. The sign is placed indoors, usually in the store window or by a deli counter. Historically these types of signs would be seen in a deli, seafood store, or the front windows of a super market, but can be used in countless applications.

vinyl lettering
vinyl lettering

Vinyl lettering and enamel on aluminum

surface gilding.
surface gilding.

This is an example of surface gilding. The top example shows a finished piece. the lower example shows an example of a piece after the 23k gold was laid but before the finishing touches were applied. Gold can really catch the eye at the right angle, as shown in the lower example. And when not bright it still has a beautiful luster. This process can be done with silver and copper as well.

Port Richmond
Port Richmond

Freehand casual script with pin-striping.

McGill .hand painted and distressed
McGill .hand painted and distressed

"McGill" Freehand lettering on a Disston Saw Works saw.

"JON"
"JON"

Enamel sign paint on a Disston Saw Works saw.

Paper Sign
Paper Sign

Freehand lettering on a paper substrate for an office party, was later the centerpiece of many balloons on the their office door.