Through the day I went back to the signs again and again, applying color after color, coat after coat and then the gradually darker layers of glazes. This sign has a minimum of four and up to six coats of paint and glazes on every surface. The result is deep shadows and brilliant highlights brought alive by the layers and textures of the sign and sculpture. I had to wait between each application to allow things to dry. Slowly the signs came to life, shadows deepend and the highlights came to life. The lettering was the last step of the day. The various levels I had routed into the sign made cutting between colors relatively easy and quick.
Tomorrow after the paint dries good and hard I'll apply the last of the glazes to finish off this sign.