Hello again. Back with another entry, from earlier this year – it’s a classic Mosrite guitar from the 60s surf era (the Ventures used them exclusively), along with a Pignose amp.

Here’s the finished piece, as photographed just a few days ago:

I went hog wild building textures on this one – there are bits of canvas, denim and cheesecloth collaged onto the cradled wood panel, the sleeve of an old painting shirt, and chunks of dried paint that I peeled off my palette at one point. I also poured acrylic gels from the top and let them dribble down over the background, and used a ceramic stucco texture gel for the body of the guitar.

A few more pics to show the process:

The texture-building was a fairly lengthy process, but it’s one of my favourite parts of creating a painting. Here are a couple of close-up shots to show the results:

And… that concludes Episode Two. Thanks for watching.

3 responses

  1. wow Bret, I remember following along with this one, but I didn’t realize how much texture you physically built into it! Dang I wish I could touch…

    October 16, 2008 at 7:18 PM

  2. Wa-heh! I am so glad you have a blog. I’ve subscribed to it and will give you a plug over on mine tomorrow. You gotta post them alllllllllll – I love your step-b-steps. Maybe bring the convertible girls one over here like on the CBR thread?xoxoJaye

    October 18, 2008 at 6:28 PM


    October 20, 2008 at 8:38 AM