Tuesday, February 24, 2009



Tony and Jon

Brother Jon and Sister Heather

Me and the Beaver

Happy Face

Me and Jon

Me and Jessie

Good friends...great times.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

long time coming

Well...I haven't had the time to get on here in awhile but here is what I have been up to. Painting/thesis, michigan ski trip, upcoming CO ski trip. Here are pix from Michigan and then pix of my latest project. I have been working an a huge project....building the panels for my next painting. It is 12 and half feet long and made up of about 13 pieces. First I had to cut the panels out which just transferring from a sketch to masonite was a huge feat. After I had them all cut I had to back them all with 1 x 4's. Each 1 x 4 had to be biscuited together at the joint on the back. To do this you use a tool called a biscuit jointer which has a little scoop blade that cuts a little half circle in each piece of wood. Then you slip a little football shaped piece of wood in between the two ...blah, blah, blah. I just got tired of typing. Last step...Use a router (sp?) to re cut out all of your panels. I am including a picture of all the panels separate, how they all fit together, and all of my hard work on the back of a panel.

So far I have put in about 45 hours and $250 into this project. So if you wanted to buy it for me now as is I would have to charge about $2350. The price is going up by the minute;)