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Jim Sparx
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Far Out, Texas
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10'L x 8'H. To be attached to a fast fold aluminium frame. Canvas and paint subject to heavy use, rolled and unrolled. I have a google list of theatrical suppliers and a cupola people who do this kind of painting but would like referenced people familiar with the sideshow genre who are known to the community. Thanks
Harley Newman
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Kevin Gerrone and Jim Hand are both here. Mark Frierson does beautiful work.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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The Curator of the Unusual
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Tampa FL
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My Main Painter can paint Canvas..But I've spoiled him...All my Banners are PAINTED on Heavy Vynl (as heavy as a Truckers Tarp) w/ 2" webbing and large Heavy-Duty D rings...PAINTED w/ One-Shot or Ronan...The reason I emphasis PAINTED is a rumor has been going around the BCS banners are Computer Generated, and Nothing could be Further from the truth...Both Canvas and Vynl have their pluses and minus's...The Main plus for Canvas is the Collector prefers Canvas..But will Mildew, tear, and fade...The reason I use Vynl (Hand PAINTED of course} is Icould give a Rats @ss about Collectors Believe me,Banners were invented to Advertise and Sell tickets, If they become "Art" that's only a Bonus... If Vynl Blanks were available back in the "Day" Ole Fred, Snap, Jack, Sig sure would of been paintin on them...Just as O'Henry would of been buidin their Tops out of Vynl instead of Canvas...Now the plus's of Vynl are, Heavy Duty, difficult to rip or tear, can be flown in High winds, Hold thier Color a longer time, on Down side to Vynl is they can be scratched and peel if not prepped properly, Enamel receptive vynl can be used, but is to0 stiff and can crack...When Vynl is Painted in Inks it will make them Scratch resistant and Excellent in durability...However, Inks generally must be painted Outdoors do to the toxic vapors and is a slow process as the Brush drags even slower then say on canvas...Plus,its hard to Blend colors w/ inks...anyhow What is your Banners Purpose and that will decide which is better for you, I am sure the Group can Hook you up...
You come to a point in your life when you really don't care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.
Evel Knievel

contact: curatoroftheunusual@hotmail.com
Jim Sparx
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Far Out, Texas
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"What is your Banners Purpose and that will decide which is better for you, I am sure the Group can Hook you up..."

The banner is going to be used as a backdrop in a themed presentation.
Kevin Gerrone
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Feel free to check out some of my work at gerronestudios.com I have painted for the likes of Ward Hall and Chris Christ as well as Jeff Murray and Tim Deremer.....
Jim Hand
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Ocala,Fl.
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I'm semi retired and live in Ocala,Fl..I still paint but on a limited basis...I can make/paint a banner on canvas or vinyl and I use NOTHING but oil base on canvas and vinyl INKS on vinyl....I have painted OVER 300 banners and would love to add you to my list of HAPPY clients.....

I've been doing show work for over 50 years...My clients include JimZ. (the curator), Lee Koloszy,Doc Bartok, Hoxie Tucker, Allen C.Hill, Kelly-Miller Circus, Milt Robbins, Jerry Lipko, Dick Garden, Brent DeWitt, Dennis York, Melvin Wise, Peter Sturgis, Hernan Cortez, etc., etc. AND, of course, Ward Hall and his partner Chris.

Keep in mind ,you are not just having a banner painted,> You are buying a painting that WIL become a collectible in time...My work is fast becoming very collectible and is already in many private collections, both here in America and in Europe....A banner I painted in the 60's ( got paid $75.) recently sold for over $1,000.

If you are interested in discussing your ideas with me...PM me.
critter
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I really enjoy lettering and pinstriping, I'm just no good at it.
I just have some glass panes and 1-Shot in the garage and I paint them and scrape it off, paint them and scrape it off. Just to pass the time. But I'm really terrible. Genuinely awful.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
Jim Hand
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Sounds like a lot of clean up...Next time you want to try use old newspaper turned on it side....this will give you sight guides to help you keep your lettering straight....also NO cleanup....

Don't worry about being bad. It takes time...I see pictures of stuff I did 50 years ago and cringe....Sometimes I cringe at stuff I did last week...In reality I have never been completely happy with anything I've ever done... I always think this could be bigger or a different shade of whatever color I used or maybe the artwork should have faced the other way...I just do the best I can at that moment.
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