15-by-30-in. sandblasted cedar panel, finished with 23K gold leaf and Nova Color acrylic paints
Router-cut ¾-in. PVC board letters, finished with Ronan AquaCote paint. The sign is 12-ft. wide.
“This bronze plaque was a project,” Chuck says. “I had to look up symbols for each of the 12 apostles symbols and design it based on a very rough, old hand-drawn design they had. The 15-in.-diameter plaque was cast by Gemini.”
15-by-30-in. sandblasted cedar panel with a Gerber Edge print and finished with 23K gold leaf
Hand lettered on a 15-by-32-in. reclaimed cabinet door
Here’s a sampling of Chuck’s hand-lettered “art signs,” which he sells online and at local art shows. All were hand lettered with Nova Color acrylic paints. The Cheshire Cat was done on a 13-by-32-in. reclaimed cabinet door.
“This logo was designed from scratch based on their ideas. I was inspired by the cast-in-steel look of the America’s Most Wanted TV show logo. It was an interesting day for my neighbors when the SWAT vehicle rolled into my driveway. They relaxed when they saw me standing out there talking to the officers!”
The cartoon was hand drawn, then scanned and the colors were added in Photoshop.
Laser-cut white ½-in. acrylic letters on a black aluminum composite panel with a cedar frame. This is one of ten signs done as a sign system for a business center. Overall size is 26-by-50-in.
Chuck Peterson

Chuck Peterson

By SignCraft Magazine

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

I’ve also been doing a lot of cast bronze plaques, which is another thing that I outsource to Gemini. In the past I might do one or two of those a year. But I am marketing them online now and doing quite a few of them.

I like this mix of work. It’s a nice variety. As I’m getting older, I’ve learned not to worry about some of the things I worried about in the past. I’ve also learned not to compare my work to others. I see a lot of work in SignCraft that I could never aspire to do, but I just keep trying to be the best Chuck Peterson that I can be. It works out pretty well.

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