OPEN WIDE! Finished Shark Fin

This is my 3rd year painting shark fins for families that belong to the Orinda Country Club swim team. The first year I painted one shark fin. Then last year I painted two. So this year, I thought, hey, why not just paint three? I was approached through a referral and was so pleased my name was said! I have finished one of the three fins thus far.

The finished product!

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Check out the process pictures below 🙂

Every fin first gets sanded, wiped down, and painted a background color. This year I chose an exterior paint with a primer in it to save a little time.
Every fin first gets sanded, wiped down, and painted a background color. This year I chose an exterior paint with a primer in it to save a little time.
Next step is getting the lettering just right.
Next step is getting the lettering just right.
I transfer the letters, as I call, the old fashion way by scribbling graphite on the backs of my words then tracing over it onto my surface.
I transfer the letters, as I call, the old fashion way by scribbling graphite on the backs of my words then tracing over it onto my surface.
I found a reference picture online and used it to sketch out and draw the shark mouth.
I found a reference picture online and used it to sketch out and draw the shark mouth.
The finished side all touched up and waiting for black outlines to make it really pop.
The finished side all touched up and waiting for black outlines to make it really pop.
Lettering done on the other side and French Bull Dog sketched out ready to transfer.
Lettering done on the other side and French Bull Dog sketched out ready to transfer.
Detail of French Bull Dog.
Detail of French Bull Dog.
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