Saturday, February 27, 2010

Green Bowl with Lemon 2010

Green Bowl with Lemon 2010 Oil on panel 7 x 7 framed



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Build A Simple Headboard

 Build a simple headboard with stock materials from Loews or Home Depot

1. Make a face frame with 1x4 and 1x6 poplar wood. Poplar is a good wood to use when painting. True measurement of 1x4 is 3/4" x 3.1/2" and 1x6 is 3/4" x 5.1/2"

2. Predrill and screw 1x2 poplar to face frame. the true measurement of 1x2 is 3/4" x 1.1/2"


3. Screw 3/4" birch plywood or MDF to the back of the face frame

4. Screw 1x2 to the top- back, of the headboard. ( Notice this piece has 25 degree angle rip, this is for installation purpose.) When installing the headboard, attach a piece of wood with the same angle to the wall, level in the opposite direction and the headboard will hang straight and level.

5. A small piece of crown  molding works well for the top of the headboard. Ironically this molding is referred to as bed molding


6. Base cap molding is used to picture frame the panels and finish the bottom of the headboard.

7. My brother-in-law Joe and I discussing the room renovation


8.  This summer my oldest son helped me with the renovation, notice the new Headboard

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Still Life with Red Sumac 2 18 2010

I found some Red Sumac along the road up in Vermont last weekend and thought it would make a nice still life, I painted this yesterday


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day After Snowfall Vermont 2 14 2010

I was in Vermont for the long weekend. On Sunday morning I painted this, it is south view from the back of the house.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Flowers, Aluminum Leaf and oil on paper

I’ve always liked the Poppy paintings by Donald Sultan.
For a long time I've looked for a simple subject where I could work with solid colors.
About a year ago I started drawing and painting the Dogwood flower,
They have a nice lyrical quality, especially when grouped.

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