[CR]Hand Painting

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From: "Art Smith" <ahsmith49@home.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 17:53:07 -0700
Subject: [CR]Hand Painting

All of this talk about spray guns, and layers of compatible paint, and painting with a mop have me curious if anyone on this list has ever seen any bikes painted in a "one of", custom, painterly (as in canvas painting) style. I've seen faux wood, bamboo, and even bones, and bikes painted in a Haring-like graphics style. I am a brush man myself and have always wanted to paint a classic bike in a non-traditional style. I also teach a high school advanced art class where we have painted chairs, bowling balls, and kitchen appliances as a cheap alternative to canvas paintings. All our items are scrounged from allies or dumps and there are a lot of kid's bikes that are tossed out even though they are still functional. I would want to paint one first to show them an example, and any ideas or comments that you might have would be appreciated.

Art Smith in Phoenix where my peppers are red and my tomatoes are green and where I'm not thinking of hand painting my 52 Dawes Red Feather that arrived this week form England.