Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

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Jen_Smitten
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Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by Jen_Smitten » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:48 pm

Hi!!
I had asked some questions back in January or so about the glass painting project I was working on. It was a massive project and I finally finished last month. Thank you for all the suggestions that were made and I look forward to trying some of those techniques out in the future. I didn't mean to disappear but work took over and I was engulfed! This was an overwhelming project and also I was overwhelmed with all the information I read online and in books. It was tough to make some of the decisions on what to do based on what past sign painters have experienced but I bit the bullet and did what I thought was right at the time.

The materials I used are 1-shot enamel in Black, Silver, and White, 1-Shot Quick Size, Bulletin Spar Clear. I used Aluminum leaf on all borders, spun leaf on the S logo, leaf in the letters, circle borders, and in the Baroque frame. I kind of did a subtle two-tone Aluminum leaf in the words 'Espresso' and 'Cocktails'. Kind of an accident/experiment that I was pleased with the results.

Thank you for the opportunity on this forum to show the pictures!

best,

Jennifer
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Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by Tyler Tim » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:56 pm

Nicely done.
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:


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Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by Sam Alfano » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:01 am

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM

Jennifer: Lovely job on the sign, but the leaf script "S" is my design and my property and is copyrighted by me and obviously lifted from my leaf script tutorial my hand engraving site iGraver.com. It's also on my personal engraving site at

http://masterengraver.com/misc.shtml

I will be most anxious to hear an explanation of this.

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Post by Jen_Smitten » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am

Hi Sam,

I was hired by the coffee shop to do the work and they supplied me with the logo stating that they hired someone to create the logo a while back. My apologies. It was not my intention to 'lift' work.
This is their website.
http://www.sweetleaflic.com/
I would assume the issue would need to be taken with them since they use the logo?

Sincerely my apologies. I would never steal someone's work as I am an artist myself.

best,

Jennifer

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Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by Dan Seese » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:08 pm

Beautifully done, Jen. I recall your post months ago. It's nice to see the completed window.
And Sam - that is terrific artwork.
The issues of copyright have been discussed several times on this forum. I'm sorry to see that Jen was given artwork which apparently wasn't rightly owned by the establishment. An honest mistake on her part, but a real-life example of how easily these violations can take place especially in our digital age.
I hope things can be worked out to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
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Post by Sam Alfano » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:14 pm

Honest mistake on Jen's part indeed. No hard feelings there. Actually she didn't make a mistake. She just used what was handed to her.

It's sad that the designer gets paid for snatching artwork off my website and cropping out my ©Copyright.

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Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:54 pm

Really nice work Jen and all so nice design Sam.Sorry to hear they didn't have your permission. If I were you Sam I'd be starting a dialouge with the company that is using artwork. It may take awhile but it may be worth it.


Here one of the most famous cases I remember.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_v._Koons

http://cpyrightvisualarts.wordpress.com ... eff-koons/

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Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by erik winkler » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:17 am

Sam,

One good thing about your post is that I can see how beautifull your design work is.
Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
Learn, copy and trying to improve...
Still in the learning phase ;-)
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Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by Sam Alfano » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:57 am

erik winkler wrote:Sam,

One good thing about your post is that I can see how beautifull your design work is.
Thank you, Erik :)

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Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Post by Lee Littlewood » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:25 pm

Sam,
Yes, definitely a good thing about all this (he says selfishly) is the chance to see your work. I don't know if I would ever have chanced across it on my own. I ordered the "Essential Guide to Drawing Scrolls" DVD and am looking forward to watching it if the summer will settle down a bit.

It shouldn't take more than a lifetime or two to get good at it, should it?
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