Saturday, March 31, 2012

Faux Burl frame

22k over red clay. This is the same 4 inch molding that I use for the sgraffito. Thanks to Damon Searles for the photography.

Friday, March 30, 2012

12k carve frame finished

One of my personal favorites. The molding is 3 inches wide. This frame is fully hand carved by me. No molds, no poly, no compo, no third world labor. You can see it in wood here. Thanks to Damon Searles for the photography.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bob Coonts

Here are two big Bob Coonts paintings, both about 3.5x3.5 feet. The frames are 5 inches thick, 22k gold, with umber panels. Thanks to Damon Searles for the photography.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

When the shop gets too full . . .

Like this:

I'm glad we have a boxy car that works well as an extra table:

These had just been water-gilt and were sitting out in the high 70s Colorado springtime. They are finished now and I'll post final pictures soon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More detailed carve coming up

This frame is 16x35 with a new carve that I designed myself (from an old theme). I carve the grooves in the higher panel by chisel (rather than doing it on a pin router) so that one cannot mistake that this frame is made by hand. It's shellacked, ready for clay, and will get a fairly distressed looking 12karat gold finish.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Big frames in the works

Three big ones with a subtle carveready for finishing. The biggest is 3x5 feet. The others are 36x36". I'll post pictures of the finished products.