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Painting with pirates (and dinosaurs)

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

Scenic painting is a varied road. This summer I’ve been busy painting at another adventure golf site, this one featuring the natural combination of pirates and dinosaurs, with a few sharks and cannibals thrown in for good measure. Various scenic, signage and figure-it-out-as-you-go techniques have been deployed, including:

A great deal of rock splatter painting for ‘Skull Island’. This involves large brushes, loose paint, and a willingness to get covered in the stuff. Also an excellent upper-body workout.

Giving a wonky LandRover a zebra-inspired makeover. Prepped, primed, and given a black and white overcoat.

Painting a treasure map on a wall – faded and frayed.

Assorted pirate-y signage for which I developed a freehand weathered-looking font style

All in all, a challenging, entertaining and varied project, and it’s always good to be working outdoors in the summer!

Venue: Manston Golf Centre, Manston, Kent. (Minigolf Ltd)

Map of the course, pirate style, on the café wall.

Map of the course, pirate style, on the café wall.

Cannibals cooking up a storm

Cannibals cooking up a storm

Zebra LandRover

Zebra LandRover

the dramatic Skull Island

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