For as long as I can remember I have always loved vintage signs, anything hand painted. The fact that someone used their hands to create something rather than stamping them out with the push of a button. When I see these old works they tell me stories. Stories of the craftsman that created them. The bends, the curves, the hammer marks, twisting the metal with their bare hands to finally get the shape they saw in their mind. Im no metal worker, but a woodworker, a craftsman or better yet an artist. I’ve tried my hand at canvas and oils, I love to paint, but like any artist I am never satisfied in the end. These signs give me a real sense of satisfaction, and better yet an outlet to allow me to paint.
I created this sign from reclaimed cabinet grade plywood. Glued it all up and painted both sides. I modeled this from a sign that sits tall on a rusty pole near my town. Theres no telling how long it has been there toughing the elements each year, though its still there.
This is what I started with, my blank canvas.
Once finished it ended up being 33″ Long x 12″ wide x 2 5/8 thick