Detroit Autorama 2016


Motor City Auto Art

Last minute free time, for some great cars and pinstriping!

I'll be heading to Detroit Autorama for Saturday only, too many responsibilities at home.

Pinstripers are auctioning there panels for charity www.leaderdog.org so done miss it!

There is also a good read, (well I'll read it later) but please have a look at Detroit News article on the show.

Be There or Be Square!

Pinstriping a Cadillac




Hand painted Pin Striping is a love and a challenge especially on 15 foot plus lines, I start off this job with no tape down the side of this red Cadillac and just could not keep a consistent distance from the body line. 

To fix my problem
I used some green 1/4" painters tape, the adhesive of this tape will not stay on the car after you remove the tape.
Placing the tape line 1/4" higher then were I wanted to stripe the Cadillac, on both sides of the car, note before adding this guide line I made a couple reference points on the front and rear quarter panels to keep both sides symmetrical.

Once the tape was down the hand painted Pinstriping began


Shooting Pinstriping

Photographing Pinstriping or Paintings in general can sometimes be a challenge, there are layers and reflection that can hide the detail of your painting.
I was lucky enough to have access to a camera with a polarized lens, the lens is adjustable and takes out the glare and making the colors pop.

Below is a Pinstriping panel I painted in 2010, I had never be able to get good picture until now.

Roadwarrior

I painted two more sales samples for The Roadwarrior Team they display these units at trade shows, below is a photo before I painted on the white road lines and for good measure my signature on the bottom ;)

Age is no longer a factor!

I've been slacking off on posting work and have been spend lots of time with my kids.

Meet a 2012 Mustang, owned by very interesting 72 year old gentalmen,  I had the pleasure of spending a couple hours in his company talked about his cars and sales career.