A Frame-Maker’s Journal
Updates and ruminations on our work and mission to revive the art and craft of framing pictures. Here I'll show you new jobs we're especially proud of and keep you up on what's going on at the Gallery, as well as discuss topics germane to our work, including handcraft and work generally, the place of art, and ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement (especially its greatest leaders, John Ruskin and William Morris).
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We just framed this charming little painting of a boat under construction. Titled “Lowell’s” (presumably, for the boatbuilder whose shop is depicted), it’s an oil on board, 9″ x 12″, by New England artist Kevin Shea. The frame is a No. 403 CV—2-1/4″ in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak stain) and an 1/8″ wide pale […]Continue Reading »
The twentieth century was not kind to picture frames. This Pablo Picasso etching of the artist’s model and muse (or one of them), Dora Maar, spent the better part of the last hundred years smashed into on of those acrylic box frames—the ultimate minimalist treat... continue reading.
In the new showroom we’ve finally been able to properly display Paul Unks’s truly wonderful photogravures of Edward S. Curtis images produced by his outfit, Mountain Hawk Prints. We have three framed, below. To help you appreciate Paul’s achievement, w... continue reading.
This past Saturday, in our first artist presentation, part of our first Artist Highlight in the new gallery, Robert Flanary gave a short talk titled “Shop Talk on Visual Memory.” It was a fairly brief but deeply thoughtful insight into the aspect of how the ... continue reading.
Painter Robert Flanary is currently being highlighted in the gallery and will be here this afternoon—visiting from his home in Chehalis, Washington—to give a presentation, “A Shop Talk on Visual Memory.” Shown here are several new works we’ve frame... continue reading.
The Gallery is currently highlighting the artist we’ve represented the longest, Robert Flanary, and on Saturday, January 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 Bob will be here to give a short talk titled “A Shop Talk on Visual Memory.” Several new paintings will be o... continue reading.
Today I finished framing two exceptionally beautiful East Coast landscape paintings that an old and dear friend had brought in. They’re by upstate New York painter Harry Orlyk (b. 1947). The first one makes a very suitable New Year’s offering—a bridge in... continue reading.
This Christmas comes at a time of deep division and discord, not only in America but across the world. And while the electoral campaign has been the most obvious example of extraordinary acrimony, our troubles are not solely political. Wendell Berry observes that “... continue reading.
Here’s a beautiful little rose painting we just finished framing. It’s by Daniel Keys. It’s pretty nearly impossible to frame pictures the way we do without taking the time to really see the picture. Making the right frame, a frame alive to picture, ab... continue reading.