One big advantage of being a 'master of several trades' is that I am assigned to the sign-painting department aka developing the visual continuity of our logo and color theme. The word 'advantage' is used in this instance because it would cost a small fortune if we had to job all of this out. PLUS, it is a sheer pleasure to focus creative juices on our own baby, Gibson-Gaudet's Gallery & Gifts...affectionately known as 'G-G's Gallery & Gifts'.
|The very first coat of red over the yellow base.|
Increasing the intensity with another coat.
I figured, if I don't photograph this process as I go, it will be a process that is lost forever. Literally, as each successive layer gets buried as they build up. Just for the heck of it, I ran for my camera after the first coat and kept it handy to see the red 'G's' through to completion.
|Introducing highlights to suggest a beveled edge.|
|The beveled effect is enhanced with the addition of shadowy bits.|
|Finally, after painting in the sunshine the effect of a raised, liquidey bright, clear ruby red is suggested.|
|In every instance, there is a concerted effort to accentuate the three-dimensional effect of the signature 'G-G's' as seen on the large sign just south of Manitou Beach on highway #365.|