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Les Paul Tribute Mural

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by Joe Diaz, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    This is what we worked on last weekend. It took 4 of us about 2 1/2 days to paint it. It probably would have only taken 2 had we not had to build our visqueen tent to keep us dry. We used Nova Color paints and cleared it with PrimeCoatings Clear.


    Here's more photos: http://diazsignart.com/les-paul-tribute-mural-for-waukesha-wi/
     

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  2. JBusch260

    JBusch260 Active Member

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    :omg: WOW Joe! That looks fantastic! Les Paul would be very pleased with that. Great work as always! :thumb:
     
  3. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    The Les Paul Foundation wouldn't allow us to use his face. But the guitar on the left hand side is actually the first solid body guitar that he invented. I personally think him inventing multi-track recording is probably his single biggest contribution to the music industry, but since this murals was being painted in "Guitar Town" we thought the subject matter should focus on guitars. Yeah I hope it's something he would approve of, he was a brilliant man.
     
  4. Marlene

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    you do some really amazing stuff. your portfolio must look like a coffee table book of art
     
  5. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Thanks, but it certainly wasn't just me. My dad and brother with the help of Eric Elmgren from ParkRidge, IL helped bring this thing to life. My brother is actually becoming a really good painter and did the guitar in middle pretty much on his own. He's even starting to pick up pinstripping.
     
  6. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    Great work...
    Your brother got some skills :D
     
  7. Jillbeans

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    Turned out great. I love the layout and colors.
    Can't wait until next month.
    Love....Jill
     
  8. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    sweet
     
  9. Pete Moss

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    :thumb:
     
  10. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    +1+1+1+1 great work guys.
     
  11. DirtyD

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    Holy SH*T... you painted that?!?
     
  12. ExecuPrintGS

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    Looks awesome, right in our backyard! So impressive.
     
  13. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Very well done Joe. Great job.

    Have either you or Erik ever heard of a brushpusher named Jeff Gibbs from Des Plaines? He's an old buddy and we've lost track of each other.
     
  14. Craig Sjoquist

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    The design /layout & colors are awesome plus all the detail just makes this pop just right & a image of like you are playing a guitar
     
  15. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    I would love to learn how to do this. Do you have any books/website recommendation I can check out to learn more?
     
  16. jtinker

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    those wall murals are pretty flippin sweet. Amazing work
     
  17. Sidney

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    Nice to see a fellow Muralist out there.

    Great Job...love the colors and composition!!!
     
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