Technical Talk

Update to hardwood frames…

  • July 11, 2017

I have purchased a molding machine and other woodworking tools, and am now making my own hardwood frames.  This provides me with greater flexibility and faster turnaround times for placed orders.  I am currently tobuyaccutane using Royal Mahogany, which has a very uniform grain and looks very formal, and African Mahogany, which has more variety in the grain, which makes it look a little more rustic while maintaining the richness of Mahogany. I plan to experiment with other woods as time goes by, and I can now make frames out of specific woods if a customer has a preference.

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“These are just photos…why do they cost so much?”

  • January 10, 2015

"These are just photos...why do they cost so much?" Or the related, uplifting comment... "Oh, these are just photos...so they didn't require skill or anything..." Comments like these are made occasionally in my booth at art festivals. The truth is that photography is one of the most difficult, time consuming, and expensive forms of art to create. Photos are expensive due to the enormous investment of time and resources required to create them.  It requires not only talent and skill, but tenacity, patience, travel, endurance, and braving the elements at all hours of the day. Every art form...

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“You have a really good camera!”

  • January 7, 2015

"Your photos are so clear and vibrant...you have a really good camera!" Or even better... "Wow, your camera takes amazing pictures!" And the ever popular... "My camera doesn't take pictures like this." I hear these comments regularly in my booth at art fairs.  For some reason, people routinely credit the camera for photos that impress them. These statements are no different than telling a painter "Your brushes make nice paintings!" or telling a chef, "My oven doesn't make food like that." The camera is merely one tool used in the first step of the photographic process. The end results demonstrate...

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New hardwood frames

  • September 23, 2014

I am thrilled to now offer my work in high quality, hardwood frames.  I have recently gotten together with a woodcraftsman who will be making custom frames for me.  These frames will be true hardwood, rather than the manufactured composite/veneer mouldings traditionally used in frame shops.   Using a collection of bits on his router table, he creates original frame designs from raw lumber, which  I stain to compliment the image, and complete with a linen liner. The wood is mahogany, which has a subtle grain and takes stain very well, giving them deep, rich tones.   When combined with...

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