Friday, June 09, 2006

Feather Frame

Here is the newest frame I've done, the feather frame. Pictures above are frome carving the raw moulding to gesso and clay, to the finished gilded and toned frame with a rare Gould bird print. Actually the frame was created to go with the piece, which is why the long feather reaches down on the long sides. I appologize for the fabric rolls sticking out into the full shot, this is where we were hanging it while the print "settled". All in all it was fun and went well, much smoother than my first two! Now I'm working on three more!

Friday, June 02, 2006

ill. friday, portrait

Well, I love drawing faces, so I'm posting several. The first one I've posted on the blog before, the painting of Thelonious Monk. The rest are just drawings from my sketchbook. I've also just created a book of my sketches called "faces", available for sale ($5) tonight from 6-9 in San Jose (Anno Domini's street mrkt at 366 South First Street, San Jose, CA {map}) if anyone is in that area!
Anyway, also above is Omar Sharif as Dr. Zhivago, news reporter Keith Morrison, Humphrey Bogart, and Ted Koppel.