Here’s a how-to video and step-by-step photo guide showing how to mount a work on paper, make a frame, and finish the frame with gold leafing. The result is a finished piece of artwork that’s ready to hang on the wall, which makes selling artwork a lot easier and more appealing to buyers. Give it a […]
This painting lesson focuses on mixing color and learning how to create space with the color. You can follow along with me by watching the how-to video as I paint this still life with lemons. Print the images below: The first is a numbered color guide and the second is the image you’re going […]
Hi all, here’s the how -to painting video and two images to download and print and a list of all the materials you’ll need to follow along and paint with me. The most important thing when painting is to just relax and have fun. Painting is like anything… the more you do it, the better […]
Here’s a link to an interesting article from the NYTimes Art Section about the move away from traditional galleries and back into the mainstream where art can be more approachable for viewers…and more affordable to display and sell for artists. Many artists are going “anti-gallery” and are choosing to show their work in more […]
Learn how to make custom strip frames for your artwork using five gallon paint sticks. I’ll show you the tools and tips you’ll need to do it yourself.
Steve Ramsey and Microjig are teaming up again this year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions. To participate, create an animal out of whatever you like and post a pic of it it on the Makers Care website. Get involved in MAKERS CARE 2016 […]
Learn how to make a convex frame for a painting I made for a client. I make the frame and show it installed in the client’s house. Learn all of the tools, tips and woodworking techniques you’ll need to make a custom frame.
This is a tiny oil painting inspired by a walk through Hartshorne Woods. The frame is made from American black walnut and finished with a hand rubbed shellac and wax finish. This painting is at auction. All proceeds from this auction will benefit Make-A-Wish foundation. Click on the link to visit the auction. http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/12212352094…
Learn how to make a solar wax melter to melt beeswax that was comes from the beehive. The wax will be used to make encaustic paint for my art projects and I might also use the melted beeswax to make wood finishing oils for furniture. Learn all the tools and tips you’ll need […]
This is a short proposal video. It will give the client a good idea of what a painting will look like when it’s scaled up. This is the first step when I work on commissioned paintings: I make a small study to give the client an idea for a full scale painting and then size it […]
The painting made in this video is up for auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald house. Click the link to bid http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/122080940715?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT This is a fun and easy way to start painting. The focus is on mixing color and how to use color to create depth and light in your painting. Have fun.
This painting is up for auction with 100% of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click on the link to bid on this painting. About the painting. I went on a walk this morning to Huber Woods park in NJ. This is the view looking south over the Navesink River. The painting is oil on […]
I explain my digital installation process for artwork in this video and how I work with clients and interior designers to create and install custom artwork. I show you how I make and frame a painting that was digitally installed and approved by the client. In this triptych painting, I make a gold leaf […]
I took a road trip up to Sheffield, Massachusetts in the Berkshires to meet with my long time friend and the well known painter Francis Cunningham. We looked at his classic New England post and beam barn and talked about the old tools he’s collected and why they are often the subject of his paintings. Here’s the […]
I show you how I finish the large triptych painting of Dogwood flowers I’m making for a client. Learn the tips and techniques and paint used. Acrylic Paint used: http://amzn.to/22HoBXS
This is a short version of a video I made a few weeks ago. If you want to see the long version click on the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmXt0…
Hey Jon! Your projects are great and I like your style. The paintings and also the woodworking projects. So I have build our bath in the similar design as your bathroom vanity cabinet. Thanks for all your Videos and go on. Best greetings from Germany, Olaf
We announce the winner of the kid’s art framing system contest and announce this weeks giveaway which includes a roll of Gorilla Tape, a Jon Peters original “Barn” print, a nice assortment of exotic scrap wood including Zebrawood and Purple Heart, and also a helpful woodworking book that highlights many of the wood species. […]
We announce last week’s winner, talk about the next art frame giveaway and how to enter, and feature some your art and woodworking projects.
Watch as I make a P-51 Mustang Convex Stars & Bars with Aluminum and Wood. This P-51 Mustang was a single seater fighter bomber used by the United States in WWII and was the main fighter plane used until jet fighters replaced it. You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_P-51_Mustang