Plantation House Pizza, 2006
I painted this sign for a local up-scale pizza restaurant in St. Helens, Oregon in Old Town. It was the first time I had ever used nasty auto-grade paints that required wearing a respirator and eye protection – geeze! I needed to learn what the professionals were using and this was it. I did love the way the paint responded to different techniques and the owner especially loved the aged look and the graphic quality of the finished product.
Another challenge I had to overcome: this was a double-sided sign that had to MATCH ABSOLUTELY on both sides. I created the layout and the graphic on the sign for this original project. Getting all the layers to match on both sides while factoring in a lengthy drying period made for a long, drawn out process, but the paint never faded in the hot sum and weathered extremely well.