Hand Painted Python Collection
Pythons are one of my favorite skins. The natural markings or patterns on them make each on truly unique. The problem with the hand painted pythons I’ve used in the past is that I was at the mercy of the person painting them. I wasn’t always happy with the colors or patterns they selected so I remembered what my grandfather told me a long time ago; “If you want something done the way you want it, you are better off to just do it yourself.” He always made so much sense. There are multiple techniques to painting a python, or just painting in general. Rollers, sponges, and brushes are all options. I prefer a brush because it allows the fine detail of hitting each scale exactly where I want to. Although painting a snake with a brush is VERY time consuming, in the end, it makes a better product and that is what makes it worth it for me.
- Pick out the proper skin for the project, making sure that the skin is in great shape and the markings are appropriate for the pattern being used.
- Select the colors for the project.
- Determine the appropriate design to be applied taking into account the natural markings on the skin. Consider what negative space is going to be used, if any.
- Paint, Paint, Paint, and repaint.
- Air dry completely for at least 14 hours.
- Apply Glaze.
- Air dry completely for at least 12 hours.
- Put skin through the roller in order to press the scales, bring out the true colors of the paint applied, and apply the protective shine onto the skin.
- Turn the skin into something cool (shoes, belts, putter grips, head covers, etc.)
- Enjoy it.
Because of the time required to create each hand painted skin and the diminishing level of patience I have acquired as I have aged, they will only be produced in limited quantities each month.