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Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by chris pearson, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Guys, can you post photos of pinstripe styles, how they are ended(arrow heads, etc) canoe name artwork and font syles, etc. It would be cool to have a vast display of different ideas.
     

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  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    This design is on an unrestored Belle Isle Morris. I love the way the acanthus leaves are worked on the lower part of the boat, beneath the rub rail. This may help folks figure out how to place a design beneath a rub rail.

    Kathy
     

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  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Watch out, no controlling it....
     

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  4. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Pinstriping etc.

    Good suggestion Chris. How about a new subject heading for paint jobs and decoration.

    Here are some more. Not so traditional.

    R.C.
     
  5. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    RC: Your designs are amazing! I LOVE them!

    Kathy
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    R.C., very cool!:)
     
  7. rakwetpaddle

    rakwetpaddle paddle dipper

    Chris;
    I took a slew of pictures over the years of artwork, etc. on canoes at various assemblies. Some of them are on a CD Benson made for the assembly last year. Try to get one from him. I will dig through my pics and slides to see how many more I can locate and bring them to the spring paddle on the Muskegeon in early June. Will that work for you?
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Cant make the paddle, its my 25th wedding anniversary, and canoeing isnt her bag! I thought it would be neat if a bunch of folks posted here so we could collectively see different artwork and ideas.
     
  9. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Some of the best artwork images from Ralph's collection are attached below.

    Benson
     

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  10. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Some of my favorites from old canoe postcards and catalogs on the CDs are attached below. The Old Town Design information available from http://woodencanoe.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=515&cPath=99 and http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/thumbnal.html are other good resources for this. The Old Town catalog covers at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/covers/thumbnal.html and other catalog information at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/ also have some interesting images.

    Benson
     

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  11. Robert P. Ross

    Robert P. Ross Ross Bros

    Here are a few moreā€¦

    Robert P. Ross
    Ross Bros.
    PO Box 60277
    Florence, MA 01062
    413.320.2306

    WWW.RossBros.com
     

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  12. Giiwedin

    Giiwedin Gouvernail

    Various lettering styles on my canoes.
     

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  13. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Morris

    Here is a fancy Morris design. Someone slathered red paint over it, but it shows through. I think the colors were originally a slate blue body (or dark green), and yellow points.
     

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  14. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Here's mine

    My red 1935 Old Town Otca and recently completed Crandell. It's interesting, the Crandell pictured by Robert Ross in post #11 above has a name plate and no painter ring, mine has painter rings and no name plate.

    Jim Clearwater
     

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  15. Thos Doran

    Thos Doran Curious about Wooden Canoes

    bump

    . . . bump . . . I'd love to see more.
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Me too!!!!
     
  17. Bongocruiser

    Bongocruiser Lake Winola PA

    1907 Charles River

    This was my first attempt at Gold Leaf and I was amazed how easy it was and how inexpensive. I bought 25 sheets of 5" by 5" leaf for under $7.00 and the adhesive and sealer for another 6. You simply dray your lines, paint the glue where you want the gold to stick, and apply. Brush off the excess with a dry brush and you are done. I attached a photo.
     

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  18. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Beautiful! Thanks for the encouraging tip!
     
  19. ken.kelly

    ken.kelly LOVES Wooden Canoes

    some I like a lot

    Here are a few of my favorites - Arnold 'JVL', Long nose Arnold design under green overpaint, Ethel is a Robertson, Kennebec Canoe Deluxe, and Waltham 'Star'.
     

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  20. Kyle Couch

    Kyle Couch New Member

    Hand Painted Eagle and stars. Used water based stain.
     

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