This is an old antique Exxon gas station sign...only I think it was Esso then...Craig's grandfather started the business in the 1800's...then his Uncle Freddy inherited it....Craig's brother Byrd used it as a sign at the end of the road to announce veggies this way...then we brought it with us in the move to SD.
This is what Craig wanted painted on it to place at the end of our drive entrance.
I would love nothing better than to age its appearance...but he would freak if I was to do anything else to it.
That is BB retrieving a pheasant...Big Reb standing a pheasant and a couple of jumped flying pheasant...grasses and trees.
The rock is Sam gone wrong...he became landscape.
Painted with metal paint..not a forgiving material...but I think it will hold up the best in the elements on a metal sign. There are not a lot of colors to choose from either and mixing the few I could get my hands on was limiting.
The painting itself is done in a minimal detail style...so the brain fills in the missing pieces and the sign will appear fuller as they pass.
It is so far up no one would be able to see individual feather strokes or an eye...
Anyway it is done and ready to hang...
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