This gallery contains a variety of artwork created by hand….in the traditional sense, that is. I have always liked experimenting with different mediums and while I haven’t tried them all, I do have a few favorites. These include airbrush, hand-brushed acrylic, and colored pencil. I also don’t stick to flat surfaces, as you’ll see in the gallery below!
At the time of this project, my Ferrari-collector client couldn’t find any scale replicas of a Formula One Ferrari nose and was looking for one to display on the wall in his office. Yes, you read that correctly. I was going to build the front-end nose assembly from a car that produces the most beautiful sound in the world; the Formula One V10. I decided to model it after the 2003 Ferrari driven by then driver Michael Schumacher. It was decided that the nose would hang on the wall and be built at 1/2 the original size. My references were several 1/18″ scale HotWheels die cast cars and lots of photos taken from books, internet, and the actual race car. The entire project took almost 3 months to go from concept to finished product. At this point in my life, I wasn’t too familiar with the art of fiberglassing. I had been reading about it and thought that this project would be the perfect opportunity to try this new technique. I contemplated several ways in which to construct the nose because it would ultimately have to be built in several pieces. It also needed to be assembled and disassembled without any problems. A couple years have gone by since I made this and i can assure you…..I would definitely consider doing things differently should I need to make another one! In the end, it was a very valuable learning process for me. I learned many things about fiberglassing….especially what NOT to do.
In March of 2007 I was approached by the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation to “makeover” a pair of their “Brute” breaker hammers. Both of them were in pretty rough condition…..they are demolition tools, after all! The tools were going to go to events around the country and serve as display tools. I forget to take lots of progress pictures when I’m working on paint projects. I do have a couple pics to share, so please check them out!