I have many pictures seen here but many have also been sold at Art/Craft festivals. Call 412 276 1808 or email to email@example.com. I may also have similar pictures or can custom paint one. Shipping is free. .
My pictures are painted on slices from a basswood tree. The cuts are about 5/8”thick, kiln dried, sealed, and then painted with acrylic paint. Objects are added to compliment the main picture. These objects can be driftwood, barbed wire, rocks, rusty metal, or many other found items. Driftwood comes from far northern Canadian lakes. The tannic acid in the water acts as a preservative. Severe arctic storms also tumble and abraid the wood into nice artistic shapes. The final painting is coated with a clear acrylic varnish for easy cleaning.. An eye hook is attached for hanging or they can be put on a shelf stand
I began painting as a hobby in high school. Painting competed with fast cars, girls, poker and pool. Somehow I still managed to do a little painting every week. Painting continued thru my high school and college years at the the University of Pittsburgh. I did not study art and therefore Im self taught. I always liked painting birds and animals rather than abstracts, scenes, and portraits. Eventually I becamea travelling street artist and exhibited at art/craft festivals.
The plaques are about 5/8" thick.(0.63") . The wood is Basswood, common around the great lakes region. The plaques are kiln dried to prevent the splitting often seen in tree cuts. I put the infinite sizes into small, medium, Large, and Extra Large. I will send a photo and price in advance. . Pay Pal, Visa, MC, check
Small: 5"to 7" X 5"to 8" ………… $30 to $70 Medium: 7" to 9" X 7"to 11"…… $50 to $120 Large: 9" to 11" X 9" to 16"…… $100 to $170 XLarge: 11" to 13" X 13" to22"….$ !50 to $250
Ligonier Pa...Fort Ligonier Days… October 11,12,13... Booth # 3 in the Municipal Lot. This is a very large show spread out thru the entire town in six exhibitor locations. Exhibits are nice higher end crafts and artwork. This show has 200 booths and draws over70,000 people . The best food of any art/craft show anywhere. www.fortligonierdays.com.
New Germany Festival of Arts and Crafts… Summerhill Pa…Sept 21,22… Location is 10 miles south of Ebensburg pa. A very nice, in the woods, country craft oriented show. about 15,000 patrons.
Festival in the woods... Cabot Pa (north Pittsburgh) June 15 & 16 , 10 to 5.. A nice small show on the Wispering PInes Farmlands.
Art in the Wilds... Kane Pa. June 22 and 23 , 10 AM to 5 PM. A high quality show rated in the top ten must sees in the USA in 2018. www.artinthewilds.org
Youngstown Ohio... July1 3 and 14. a great festival on the campus of the state university. Lots of activities, concerts and food www.ysu.edu
Akron Ohio... July 27 and 28. At Hardesty park in west akron. A long time well known event with top quality exhibitors. www.akronartsexpo.org
Hudson Ohio...... Aug 25 and 26. Called "Art On the Green" A beautiful location with top artists. Put on by the Hudson society of Artists. 10 AM to 5 PM.
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WON....Pittsburgh post Gazette" Creative reuse in art" award....... Sept. 16, 2018... visit back issue
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