Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Art Studio Desk

I made this desk for my art studio. If you would like to see a short tour of the desk, with a few links to videos on how I made the cabinet on the end of the desk. Or how I made the drawer, click the link below 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Star on paper #1, aluminum leaf and acrylic on paper

This is the first painting of a new series I’m working on. The medium is aluminum leaf and acrylic on paper. To see my video on how to guild a frame with aluminum leaf, click the link. This painting was made by using some of the same techniques I show in the video.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Simple and affordable way to frame paintings

For the past few years I’ve been helping my good friend, the artist Francis Cunningham frame his paintings for exhibitions.  Early on we decided that a simple walnut strip frame would be a good choice and that’s how I’ve been framing his work. Some good reasons for framing with a strip frame is:
1 -   it is simple and affordable
2 -   a strip frame is easily removed and reused if a client wants to have the painting re-framed in something different
3 -   a strip frame will help to protect the edge and corners of a painting when being moved or stored.  To see my video on how I frame a painting with a strip frame, click the link
See Video 

Summer in the Berkshires
Paintings by Francis Cunningham, at Laurel Tracey Gallery

Francis Cunningham
in front of his painting
Back Pasture Landscape (2003) Oil on linen 29 x 40

Friday, August 03, 2012

Reclining Figure. shellac charcoal and encaustic on paper

To see a video on how to make encaustic medium, click the link 
Reclining figure, 2012. 18 x 24
shellac charcoal and encaustic on paper