This is a two-piece wall hanging I did to commemorate an award. The illustration was done with a sea sponge and 1 Shot enamel—always trying something different!
This container hides the trash can of a family member who spends time at their lake home.
I always loved 1950s trucks, so I set out to reproduce one on a metal panel for someone with a keen interest in those same old trucks.
I did this panel for some old friends of mine, using their last name “Knight” as a background for a pinstriping design and inspirational lettering message.
This was done completely in watercolors with cut-out papers and a vintage photo on card stock.

Lettering and striping for the fun of it

By Bob Behounek

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2020

It’s rather funny how life goes. Many years ago, I set out to embark on a career in railroading. I could see myself rolling down the steel highways until I was too old to work any longer, then retiring—totally fulfilled. I’m sure those journeys, the people and the places I would have seen would have been the greatest!

We all have dreams and ambitions from the time we are very young and impressionable. A lot of us are fortunate to find that sweet spot in life that lasts into our golden years.

I remember my high school counselor telling me that I needed to consider going into an automobile related trade. So here I am! The next year I signed up for the auto shop program and was soon working on internal combustion engines in each class.

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