Archives for October 2013

Spalter Boy!

Happy Halloween from Spalter Boy, aka, Pierre Finkelstein! This picture was taken October 31, 1985. I love brushes!  So much that I wanted to become a giant brush for Halloween. Needless to say, I was a big hit (with my fellow painter friends). The spalter is probably my favorite brush.  Its the most versatile and […]

Tuscon Wall Mural

This summer,  2013 we painted a Tuscon wall mural with large letters that spelled “TUCSON” (backwards). On the opposite side of the room, there’s a big mirror.  It looks pretty cool!  See also our recent post about the “Sunshine climate club” poster from that same job. With the help of my son, we designed this […]

IDAL 2013 Convention

We had a great time at the this years IDAL 2013 Convention!  The annual event was held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 8-12, 2013.  International Decorative Artisans League had its 29th anniversary.  The non-profit organization has been serving the decorative painting industry by offering classes to members in regional chapters along with this annual event.  […]

Tucson Sunshine Climate Club Sign Painted Poster

This summer of 2013,  I was commissioned to paint for a new burger bar opening in downtown Tucson, AZ.  Good Oak Bar (facebook page) was looking for an interior design that reflects the authentic city of Tucson along with the authentic menu of local fare.  Along with the sign painted poster you’ll see here, we […]

Upcoming: trompe l’oeil class in Manhattan

Pierre Finkelstein will teach a trompe l’oeil class to a  handful of students in his studio on December 5-7, 2013.  CLICK HERE for more information

Slanted Striping Sable

The Slanted Striping Sable is our primary brush for the thinnest, straightest lines desired in striping. Used on its side, every tip of the hand-selected sable hair should be in contact for the longest, and most consistent stripe. Truly, the slanted, sable striping brush will prove to be invaluable when used effectively with a Striping […]