Monday, April 13, 2009

What's in a name..???

Plenty, if you're the name of a boat with a redhead pinup girl painted on it. To me there was only one possible name for her...



Since she is a hot little firecracker, after all...


I had intended to just hand-letter the name in white, but then decided to paint a firecracker next to it on each side. Then I thought the letters would look better in flame colors, and then it needed pinstripes, then the pinstripes turned into lit fuses, heehee...




I must say I have SO much respect for people who hand-letter with paint! NOT my favorite thing to do, I'd much rather paint pictures, thank you very much. :-)


Now I turn the project over to hubby, for varnishing, motorizing, and 'remote controlling.'
If you missed the post about hubbys RC boat, and my step by step photos of the pinup painting, or you just want to see it again, you can find it here.

19 comments:

Tena said...

Wow... it looks sensational!!!

Mona said...

GREAT JOB Kathleen!! Perfect idea about the extended line, color and sparks. I love it! I bet it will create a great sensation when it launches. Bring a bottle of champagne for the launch, (but just drink it, don't hit that boat!)

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Wow, what a work of art. I love the firecrackers...perfect addition! Is this actually going in water???

Caroline said...

Perfect!! Bet you needed a steady hand for that lettering! What a great job!

Lisa said...

it looks great kathleen xx

Kimberly said...

What fun you've had...bet you can't wait to see it in action. Your lettering looks great, agree that it isn't fun but you've made it look like you had fun doing it.
My DH is into trains...used to fly RC planes and spent the better part of his weekend longingly gazing at them on the internet.

Kathleen Coy said...

Thanks all! :-)

Mona, no champange is going to hit this boat, and I told hubby if he wrecks it, I would probably cry, lol.

Yes Five, it will see water - it's getting an engine (weedeater I think) and will be remote controlled.

Kimberly, there is an RC airfield that we drive by sometimes...fun to watch, but every time I think how many hundreds of dollars they have to spend if they crash land their toys, lol!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

LOL!! It turned out beautifully and I agree with you on the lettering!

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

To quote Paris Hilton (!), "That's hot!"

Sarah said...

Thank you for your post on my blog hon. It means the world to me!
Huge hugs, Sarah

BTW the boat and the lettering is perfection!!

pencilportraits said...

I'm so envious you had such an exotic piece! This really is stunning Kathleen, I'm actually in awe! Can I have one please?

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wow, she does look like one hot firecracker! Can't wait to see it varnished (my favorite part).

artbyakiko said...

Wow! Great, one-of-a-king artwork on this boat!!!! Your husband is very lucky.

Caroline said...

Just popped back to say that there's a little blog award for you over at mine!Just to say thanks for all the inspirational art and photos you post!

Grahame Butler said...

looks fantastic, I can imagine more boys with toys phoning you..

sam said...

Well done, she sure is a cracker! Youve done a fine job:o)

artbyakiko said...

Hi Kathleen. You were given Mona's Mini Blog Award. Please pick up the award at my blog.

C-ingspots said...

She's a beauty for sure!! Your hubby's gonna be the envy of all his buddys!! He's a lucky guy.
Beautiful job on the lady and the name...you are very talented.

Tammie said...

Kathleen,

Your hubby will have the best looking boat on the lake!