A Frame-Maker’s Journal
Updates and reflections 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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Framing D’Arcy Gaw
With the Robert Tetlow exhibit on display, I’m continuing my series of posts on the theme of framing watercolors with this charming 12″ x 18″ piece by D’Arcy Gaw (1868-1944), called “Carmel Cottage.” The painting is framed close in a ... continue reading.
Framing “Places Forgotten and Untouched”: An Evening with Lee Jester
Please join us at The Gallery this Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 for what promises to be a fascinating, thought-provoking and visually engaging presentation by our friend, Lee Jester. A photographer, traveler, amateur naturalist, and former proprietor of The Craftsman Home ... continue reading.
Framing Chiura Obata
With our current exhibit of watercolors by Robert Tetlow and our launch this week of the expansive catalog page, “Mitered Frames—Special Corners,” I’ve been posting all week examples of that medium framed in the sorts of frames featured on the new pa... continue reading.
Framing HW Hansen in a Mitered Frame with Special Corners
When it comes to framing watercolors in frames with special corners—which we’re featuring this week with our Robert Tetlow watercolor exhibit up and our new catalog page, “Mitered Frames—Special Corners”—I can’t resist re-posting a job that... continue reading.
Framing Watercolors: A Way In to the Wilderness of James Everett Stuart
With our little exhibit of watercolors by Robert Tetlow as well as having just launched the new catalog page, Mitered Frames—Special Corners, this week I’m posting examples of watercolors in frames with special corners. One of the frames shown on the new page is... continue reading.
New Catalog Section Just Added: Mitered Frames—Special Corners
We’ve just added a new section to A Frame-Maker’s Catalog for frame designs that take advantage of the decorative possibilities inherent in the joints of mitered frames: “Mitered Frames—Special Corners.” The page offers “examples of miter... continue reading.
“Historic Views of San Francisco Bay” Opens Today at North Point Gallery
Yesterday I popped into North Point Gallery to get a sneak preview of their show opening today, and I can tell you that it is an absolutely wonderful display that will lift the spirits of anyone who loves the Bay we live on. With some works on loan and not for sale (inc... continue reading.
Framing Alexander Harmer
With our current small exhibit of watercolors by Robert Tetlow, we’re emphasizing that medium this month. Thanks to our kind neighbors at North Point Gallery, we’ve borrowed and are also showing this exquisitely painted and historically notable watercolor wh... continue reading.
Framing a Francis Luis Mora Watercolor
In preparation for my talk tomorrow, “A Frame-Maker’s Approach to Framing Watercolors,” I’m posting this delightfully festive, early twentieth century impressionist watercolor, “Santa Fe Race Scene.” The artist is the noted Hispanic-A... continue reading.