Friday, May 01, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Click on photos for larger views.
Photos of more carved wood art paintings I am working on.
I carve highlights into the wood to give the painting a
different look and feel to the art.
These two paintings still have a ways to go before they
are finished. I paint, carve, paint, carve, adding more paint
and carving out bits of lines and other details as I work
on the painting.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
A work in progress.
"Onion Girl Rides on her Red Pigeon".
Acrylic paints on wood.
I carved highlights into the wood to give the painting
a bit more character and a little depth.
In the red tail photo above, you can see the black lines are also carved
into the wood. (Click on the photo for a larger photo.)
The painting is not quite finished; I have some more painting to do
and add some coats of varnish.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Two new limited-edition on canvas prints:
"Goes well with the Couch."
"Number 27 of 599.".
Only 25 prints of each. 39.6 x 39.6 inches / 100 x 100 cm.
Price is $525.00 each, plus shipping.
The images are from by new art book, "Detail Views".
If you are interested in a print contact me at
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
An old piece of wood that I am going to paint a skeleton head guy on it.
Instead of sketching in the character with pencil, I used a wood carving tool.
Notes gouges and scratches in the wood.
Next I will paint it with acrylic paints and add a layer or two of varnish.
Then maybe repeat that process.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
My art is a part of the Art Show and new book, "Mail Me Art".
Art exhibiton & dates:
Red Gate Gallery
209a Coldharbour Lane,
London. SW9 8RU. UK
+44 (0)207 326 0993
Friday 3rd April 2009 (6pm-11pm)
Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed: 2.30pm-6.30pm
Thurs 9th April: 11am-5pm
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
All welcome, bar and refreshments on site!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Look what I found in the garden!
I was doing some spring cleaning in the yard and found this painting in a pile of leaves and old branches. I painted it on wood and stuck it in a tree a couple of years ago.
I put it out to test how it would weather. I see it has dirt, rust and some paint missing. Looking good!
(I also have other paintings somewhere in the back yard and garden area - testing to see how well the stand up to the elements. Now if I could only remember where they are....)
More art by Charles Kaufman here.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Here is the secret to my top-quality canvas prints.
I print them myself in my studio.
After not getting the quality I wanted in my prints, I decided to
invest in a large-format printer.
(One of the smartest things I did for my art.)
I know what the original painting looks like and I want
to create a print that looks as close to the original as
When people first look at my prints on canvas most
think they are looking at original paintings ....that is
until they see the handpainted numbering on each print.
The prints are so good & have so much detail one can see
every brushstroke and even the hairs from the paint brush
that got stuck in the original painting.
And it is just not in the printer where the ink is put to canvas that makes a print good, it is all the pre- & post-print work to get each print just right.
Getting a high-quality digital image, touching it up in the computer, then putting the right combination of varnish and brushed-on texture to get aprint that looks like a painting.
It takes lots of work and there is an art to getting a good
digital print. If it is not good enough for me to hang on my wall
then it does not go to a customer.
Two skeleton head guys on a piece of old scrap wood.
One piece of wood, two paintings on wood front
and back side.
Close up view of one of the painted heads.
Here you can see the side of the wood.
Handpainted with acrylic paints, then coated with
Next I will fasten it to a metal stand for easy viewing
of both sides.
Charles Kaufman art sold online here.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Painting wood. The first painting of one side of a piece of old wood.
Don't exactly like it, so I will repaint probably another time or two
before I get it right.
Then I have to paint the other side.
Using acrylic paints and the wood is rough, raw and unsanded or
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Started a new painting......even though I have 4 or 5 paintings standing against the walls waiting to be finished....
I have been doing a new technique on my paintings:
Paint, quit, paint, let it sit, paint, put it against the wall so I can't see it, paint, don't look at it for a few days, paint....repeat until finished.
This canvas is 39.6 x 47.2 inches / 100 x 120 cm.
No name as of yet.
Using acrylic paints.