Thursday, November 22, 2007


Just a view of what the deep cradled boxes look like as a grouping... There is a real felling about seeing them like this that even surprised me..

Friday, October 5, 2007


My Birch and Hardboard boxes before gessoed and the paintings begain..

These are my Birch wood and hardboard panel boxes. Most are 6"X6" and 1 3/4 inch in-depth.  The name "cradled" is the description given to this type of box.   The sides are varnished the then the front is gessoed with three coats, sanded then an oil primed, when dry the painting begins.  Sometimes I mount canvas to this and paint on it.  Yes, its a bit of overkill but each painting is archival and that means a lot to me.  I supply a screw and a grove in the frame for easy flush to the wall hanging, no framing is needed.   The boxes are made by Chris at I happen to use this size but Chris can make probably anything, good guy to work with... I get no money to hype him but the joy of sharing...

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The joy of mixing

Working out the colors is the most fun in painting.

"My Studio Critics

Princess & Buddy are sister and brother, two of the best cat's around.
My wife and I have had them since they were five weeks old. Now they are nine years old and have never broken, scratched or damaged a thing in our home. People always say how mellow and affectionate they are and I have to think it is because of the home in which they have grown-up in. They come when we called and buddy "the black one" follows me around like a puppy and princess "the tabby" has me wrapped around her paw, her "Meow" is my command.