Monday, October 7, 2013

Margarita Drinking Paint Huffers on Milk Duds!

I have been hard at it working on the "Baja Bandeeto" paint job. I wasn't really sure what to do, but sort of had ideas of what I wanted. I did not want anything that looked like Ed "Big Daddy" Roth painted it in the early 60's (pearl white with panel work). I love the man, and he is a hero, but I wanted this to be "MINE" and only my work. A few years ago, it all started with a drawing that "Jimmy Smith" did of a fantasy car. I wanted to work with someone on this project as I usually work alone. Someone to share ideas and bounce thoughts back and forth with. I had some input but the basic Idea was all Jimmy's. The paint job is all me. I miss the days when I used to sit with my friend Paul Cox and go over paint work for the Indian Larry choppers. Paul always had great vision, a very talented artist on many levels. I was looking to grab that Larry and Paul vibe, and put it into four wheeler mode, on a bigger canvas though. This paint job is far from being done, but the basic lay out is there. I still have 500 sheets of red variegated gold leaf to burn through, and miles of pin stripe work to brush on. if you think this is over the top, you have not even come close to the top shelf liquor yet gang. It will get better! For those of you guys on Facebook look for me and like my page at for instant fast crazy updates! Get out in the garage and build something! FRITZ