The exhaust frame in the shop is framed in this video.
“The first step in the still life painting process is deciding on the subject and then setting up the still life. Most of my still life paintings are set up by a North-facing window in the barn.”
Here’s a quick Q & A of the frame building video and mounting works on paper without using glass. There were a lot of questions and comments on using wood glue instead of archival glue for this project and hear thoughts on that. Also, learn to make a small hive beetle trap for the […]
Learn how to make custom frames with aluminum leaf for paintings by the well-known artist Elwood Howell who lives and paints in East Hampton. Elwood paints on heavy duty paper and these paintings are mounted and framed in walnut with aluminum leaf without using glass. Check out Facebook for a slow-mo video of the bees and […]
Check out this big cluster of mushrooms growing at the bottom of the stairs by Jon’s barn. We’d love your help in identifying them to make sure they are the prized “maitake” mushrooms or “Hen of the Woods” that we think they are. We’re found and eaten them before with the help of a “mushroom expert” and […]
Jon demos the Cadex 23 Guage Pin Nailer in this video and uses it to make a frame for a painting. The Cadex nail gun has a ton of power and some really nice safety features with a design that works great in tight spaces for smaller trim work and framing project. This tool tool will be […]
Learn to use veneer to build these two modern end tables that were inspired by the American furniture designer Donald Judd. This video is sponsored by Oakwood Veneer and you can find great products and how-to tips for using veneer on their website and YouTube channel (links below). Here are the design plans that you can print […]
I took the boys surfing on Monday. Here’s Michael on a nice South East swell at Sandy Hook. Pretty good wave with interesting backdrop going into New York Harbor.
A quick how-to video on using aluminum leaf on paper to make a painting of a Royal Air Force Roundel. It’s a fun image and the aluminum leaf really lights it up. Here’s a link to learn a little more about the Roundel. A closer look at the aluminum leaf getting applied.
Here’s a preview of my next big furniture build project which is sponsored by Oakwood Veneer. Oakwood makes great veneer projects and has helpful how-to tips on their website. Here’s a link: http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/ Featured artwork: Link to Apple & Chisel painting for sale: http://jon-peters-art-home.myshopify.com/products/apple-and-chisel Link to […]