A detail of "Fish Van" hood, Anika the Cowfish.
I invented a hand brushing technique for use with automotive spray enamel paints for these paintings. It is like pin striping an entire vehicle, and has been called "impossible," "foolish," and "insane" by the experts I queried during my research. They are correct, but the result is worth it. To the best of my knowledge, I am the only person doing this type of painting. And so it might just be possible that this work is 100% unique. It certainly cannot be achieved with spraying. In my opinion the 16-hour work days that went into completing this was worth it. It is exhausting work. The paint dries so fast that if you don’t move quickly enough your brush can glue itself to the vehicle. I had to run around the van with little dabs of paint trying to use every drop. As a painter the fascinating thing would be going from a thin ink like consistency to a dry brush acrylic feel within minutes of beginning. It required my painting skills to be at their greatest, as well as my endurance! I’ve survived two of these “art car” jobs, both using the above-mentioned technique. The first is “Turtle Bug,” a 1966 Volkswagen Bug, which I hope to be showing here at mnartists.org, soon.
We've gotten loads of smiles, honks, and waves. It was created to promote "Fish Cleaning" Home Cleaning services, and they love it too. It seems to do its job well.
Brently Michael Davis Maker of Masks
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