Saturday, February 20, 2010

Slinging Paint at the Sacramento Autorama

Spent Friday afternoon & evening at the pinstripers' panel jam located at the Sacramento Autorama. Hosted by TJ Pagano & sponsored by PPG.

Incidentally PPG is also a sponsor of Penske Motorsports, but I digress.

I'm pretty sure there was a car show going on, at least that is what I am given to understand. I know there were some great cars in the building where the panel jam was located. I got so wrapped up in painting, I didn't leave the building. One the bright side, I managed to get a piece finished for the art auction, on the bummer side, I didn't get to drool over the automotive eye candy at all beyond the ones I could see. And, unfortunately, the only pics I managed to snap were of this piece.

This is the art for today:

12" x 24" painted steel panel. I have had that flying eye/skull pic floating around for a while and wanted to do something with it. Still going to refine it and put it in something else eventually.

Flames were done by covering the steel with Sticky Mickey (masking film), drawing the flames on, cutting out the design, then sponge painting the Kustom Kolor pinstriping enamels in a series of fades. Skull & flying eye are both painted with the Kustom Kolor enamels, but I reverted back to my trusty 1-shot for the pinsriping, flame outlines, and the black outline on the skull/flying eye part.

Overall, I really don't care for the Kustom Kolor enamels. They don't flow very well on the brush, they gum up too fast, and the thinners STINK worse than anything used with 1-shot. I had a "kill me now" headache by the time I was done. Thanks to T-Bonez for having Alleve.

But 2 positives about Kustom Kolors: they dry very fast (flames were dry by the time I did the outlining) and some of the colors were pretty cool. I especially love the purple I used on the wings.

I think I'll stick to my 1-Shot.

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