My gallery Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects has been a huge help with this race car project. Supporting me on USA Artists, Letting me have a garage sale in the gallery and generally putting up with my rather scattershot approach to my career. They've definitely earned the title Sponsor.
Doing the graphics was my challenge. I didn't want vinyl lettering - it looks way too contemporary. My initial thought was to do a stencil but that didn't work.
Then I thought I'd use a sign painting brush and run a little border around it. Basically, it was really sloppy and a very bad choice of colors.
So I sanded it down and used the shadow of the stencil as a starting point. It came together and I actually learned a bit. For example that Cooper Black font is pretty easy to do on the side of a car. The paint wants to run down and that feeds the blobby lower part of the letter.
It's not perfect and could use a little help but it feels like something from on of the early races.