Tag Archives: Vintage Signs

San Jose’s Pig Lights Up!

San Jose’s Pig Lights Up! And, Sharkie draws a selfie. Continue reading

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Clearing up, Looking Back, Looking Forward

Bits and pieces from the start of the summer. Watercolor Artist Magazine featured one of my vintage signs. Check the backpage of your copy.  I’ve been in studio-cleanup mode, which means the postcard collection on my wall is growing. There’s … Continue reading

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Chinatown, San Francisco

Sketching in Chinatown, San Francisco Continue reading

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Line first or color first?

Line first or color first? Process shots. Continue reading

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Why Save a Sign?

Why Save a Sign? Morgan Newby has a great reason for wanting to save this wonderful sign of a cowboy that sits on his lot. Continue reading

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Sign Painter, yup that’s me

Just a quick post linking to this piece that KQED’s ARTS section did on my sign-sketching obsession. Here is the video. And a link to a longer piece on their website. A big thank you to Creo Noveno for shooting … Continue reading

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Storytelling Sketches

I like to think of every sketch as a story. Not always a big one, with a grand plot and story arc. Stories can be quiet little everyday things tucked into bigger pieces.  Like this Saturday morning sketch at Social … Continue reading

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