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 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 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 […]
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 […]
Here’s a thank you video for all of your great comments over the years and the plaque I got from YouTube for hitting 100,000 subscribers. Also answers to some of your questions on the French Cleat video. Thanks again for all of your support!
Here are a bunch of new wood cut prints we added to the online gallery that are available for sale. They are all signed originals and are part of the “Barnyard Series”. They look really sharp framed in simple frames and hung as singles or in groupings. Here’s a link to the online art […]
This is a small study of pilings. It’s oil on board and measures 5″x7″. I’m using this study for a digital installation of a larger painting that I will be making a video about next week. – Jon
A quick video update on the Vermont barn project, a great fix to improve audio quality of videos, and a look at some fun footage from VT. Also, see below for a VT painting inspired from this trip.
Here’s a video showing and describing some art projects from the studio and a little about some of the medium and techniques used. There are also some good links to older videos on some of the projects you’ll see. Enjoy, and have fun with making your own art.
Here’s a link to a recent Wall Street Journal article about the brand new Whitney Museum in NYC (relocated downtown in the trendy Meatpacking District) and the new frames made for many of the masterworks from the collection. It seems that many of the best works…from artists like Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns and Georgia O’Keefe…were in […]
Here’s a link to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal….a limited edition set of 10 signed skateboards from American artist Paul McCarthy that’s selling for a whopping $30,000. The picture above is one of Jon’s recent skateboard projects, so you never know! McCarthy’s work is in the collection of the Museum of […]
It’s mid January around 4:30 in the afternoon and the winter sun will soon set far to the southwest. The snow on the field is deep – probably a foot or more, but it has rained, then frozen, then snowed a little more leaving about two inches of fresh powder on top of the packed base…..perfect conditions for […]
Two Sundays ago we had an unseasonably warm winter day here in NJ. My sons are all surfers, and my middle son Walter checked the surf report which called for 3 to 5 foot waves with offshore winds making for nice clean “peeling rights.” I laughed and told him we don’t have winter wetsuits so we can’t go in, […]
Here’s a recent article about art, museums and the public’s involvement in recent exhibitions…it’s titled “Everybody’s an Art Curator”. Pretty interesting and here’s the link: http://online.wsj.com/articles/everybodys-an-art-curator-1414102402
We had nice waves at the Jersey shore last Wednesday. With a low tide at 4:30 I cut out of work a bit early and took the boys surfing at Sandy Hook. I snapped this picture with my phone and made the painting of the rocks at Sandy Hook this morning. The surfer is my […]