Art Between Zoom Calls

Work in progress

I know many of you wonder how I have the time to do this everyday. I do to, but time is a funny thing. You can always fit in stuff that you really want to do. You just need to be flexible and snack at things. For example, I am on a 5 Day TV Shoot right now. There is always some down time between set ups. And since we are all on Zoom these days, I can do that from the new office at HQ.

Almost done ish

Adds a certain somethn sumthn

And yes, I am working on the Johnson between Zoom Calls. Sorry Jeffery, and others, I beat you to the joke. 

So, when there is a 30 minute break, instead of eating at the craft services table on a set. I grab a brush and run out and do a chore. Some small that can be done in 30, some I just do a chunk. Then another and so on. Such is the case in lettering the Railway. Crazy, but it sure helps get some walking and standing in while most of the day is sitting in front of a computer.

Work in progress on the office

Need to outline it all in silver today.. One take at a time.

I suppose this is a form of art in some sort of way. A release. Heck the entire Railway is just a painting. But that’s another story. Oh, yes it is. Stay tuned.

14 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Nice work! Glad to see the leaning power pole is still there. Some things are just meant to stay the same, like classic boats!

  2. Rick
    Rick says:

    So apparently you have some painting talent. Nice. That has to be tough though to get out there, take out the painting supplies, do some work, clean off the brushed and/or rollers, put everything away, get the paint off yourself and get back in front of the cameras in 30 minutes. Gonna call you The Flash.

  3. Mike D
    Mike D says:

    Matt, the marina is coming together nicely. Thanks for saving and upgrading this gem. Perfect type on the signs. But where is the pup?

  4. Andy in Middletown
    Andy in Middletown says:

    Matt, I really like you Johnson… lettering. Very cool! Will ass to the visual cues from the water and guide boaters for years to come. Looks like the plan is really coming together.


  5. Matt
    Matt says:

    I had one like that. This seemed more like the kinda one that would have been painted on the side. Simple and blunt with the local dealer in it. I did about 6 different posters in that spot. This is the one that popped. This was 7AM this morning. It popps

  6. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Looking great! Unfortunately, for me projects always seem to snowball & take far longer than planned. So doing things in bits between commitments, rarely works out well for me.

  7. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Thats a Big Johnson (sign). Really looks good. Now on to an Evinrude sign. That could be a good story on how to do this. Like the big Chris Craft sign you did a while back.

  8. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Looks fantastic Matt. How are you getting the type on the wall before painting it? Surely not freehand?!?!

  9. Denis D
    Denis D says:

    I thought the lettering in the first pic looked best where you could see the red siding paint through the white Johnson letters. Makes it look like it has been there for 50 years.

    You’re really living the dream with the Railway.

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