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Old 03-30-2012, 08:55 PM
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A Route 66 Candy Shop

I tell you...I ended up craving chocolate and sodas doing this job in a small rural town on the Route 66 highway. On one side was a drive-thru window, and business was so good, I was dodging cars between brush strokes!
The building measured 7' x 50' long, and the paint was a semi-gloss yellow. There were previous signs painted a couple years ago by another artist that shows in the "before" pictures of the candy shop.

I was asked to come up with appealing images depicting the goods in the store, and I also had to include a "highway map" depicting the Route 66 highway from Chicago to Los Angeles.

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:00 PM
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

The first set of pictures was on the west side of the building, where the breezes blew my brushes into the bushes. Here is the east side, where I was dodging cars. Did you know that SUV's have HUGE mirrors that can make you become one with the wall?

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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

Sherry,

This will boost their business 1000+ !
Beautiful work,... and ...oh that two-flavored slurpy!


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Old 04-03-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

I don't know how I missed your comment...but thank you, Carmella....LOL....you need to come by and get you one of those two-flavored slurppies....you can add any or all the flavors you want! (Unpaid advertising, folks)!

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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

WOw, Sherry, you sure can work fast and BIG! So glad you've been busy painting. Makes me crazy to think people wouldn't give you a wide berth though while you were working

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:56 PM
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

Michele: I think the hardest part is preparing the layout for the building...to make things jive with whatever unfortunate appendages may be in the way on the building, and to make things look appetizing...the painting comes much faster for me.

Yah..for the most part, people were very cautious when they came around that corner, but there were a few times when I was forced to do really close-up work when I wasn't planning on it. I don't imagine that a squished artist alongside the cold drink and ice cream boy would have provided any incentive to purchase anything inside if I had become part of the advertising!


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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

Sherry, did you say whether this wall is metal or not? Did you do the base coat? We have another thread going where someone is having some issues, didn't know if you could help out..?
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

This is a regular wood board building, with annoying vertical cracks that prevented clean lines, and it was already painted with a yellow, semi-gloss latex base paint...and I would give advice if I had sound advice, I'm still a hobbyist and can't seem to get interested in the more technical aspects of mural work...sorry. I know a metal building requires to be clean, metal primer base...er, and then paint...and hope it isn't a metal building with "ribs".

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Looks like the stuff we call "T1-11" here. Yeah, that ribbed metal is the worst, I remember a muralist saying to bid with twice the paint you THINK it'll take, because each of those ribs, if pulled flat, use as much paint as the flat surfaces
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

More meat on those ribs than a McRib sandwich. *shudder*!
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

Beautiful job! I think it should grab people attention as they drive by that's for sure!
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Re: A Route 66 Candy Shop

Deb....did you say *gasp*....drive by.....lol...and not stop and buy chocolates, cold drinks, beef jerky, sub sandwiches and the like?

Thank you for enjoying!

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