I've been wanting to paint an Engraved motor for some time. Probably because I'm a brush man and hand engraving can only be painted correctly with a brush.
No airbrush or computers. Hand brush work replicating hand engraving. I'm also a detail guy, so I had my work cut out for me on this challenge. In addition to the engraving, this bike sparked with the heavy metal flake paint. I jokingly said, I could hide a school bus in this piece and it would be hard to find! So I did. Find it.
Photographed outside during a year at Sturgis. Exceptional build by The Shadley Bros.
The Original Painting is in a private collection in Boston MA. 2017