The Back Forest sign is now into the paint stage... and it is getting coat after coat of paint. The first was the primer coat. This went on thickly with a small brush to introduce just a little more texture. The primer texture evened things out nicely. This was followed by two coats of off white, but this color was far from the final. A slightly darker warm white was next and it was lightly toweled off. The sign looked pretty good at this point, but this was but a starting point for the sign needed to be fairly dark for the white and gold leaf lettering to stand out from the background.
A brighter orangish-yellow was next to provide some bright highlights after the dark glazes were put on. The sign looked pretty garish at this stage but I knew not to mind as the sign would tone down as we proceeded.
A slightly purply brown was the next glaze to be applied... not my favorite color by a long shot, but it was what was needed for the colors to follow.
The fans are now on the piece once more - as they have been for the last twenty four hours. Tomorrow I'll be applying the last of the glazes and then we are on to final touches.