DIY Canvas Stretchers: Step One, Plant a Tree

Omar Stoltzfus- Tree Farmer - Cutting Paulownia Logs that will be milled into custom canvas stretchers
Simple Technology

I love that painting is simple technology. A blank artist’s canvas is so much less complicated than the screen you are reading this on right now. A painting is technology. But it’s knowable. …

“DIY Canvas Stretchers: Step One, Plant a Tree”

Signed, Sealed

Signed, Sealed | Randall Stoltzfus paints his signature on a completed painting

Here’s the full 3+ minute video of me painting the signature on a new commissioned painting. Like many of the marks in each painting, the brushstrokes here required more than one layer. This clip …

“Signed, Sealed”

One Blue Circle at a Time

One Blue Brushstroke by Randall Stoltzfus

I’ve been working on this color saturated larger painting for a few months. The scale makes the mood-lifting color bath that much better. It’s some real studio color therapy.

Here’s a one minute video …

“One Blue Circle at a Time”

Scott Bodenner on Recycled Synthetic Canvas

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Scott Bodenner is a gifted textile designer, polymath, and friend. He trained as a hand weaver, with a degree from RISD and early on-the-job experience with a German textile mill. He has a unique …

“Scott Bodenner on Recycled Synthetic Canvas”

Sightline Time-lapse Animation

Gif excerpt from painting time-lapse by Randall Stoltzfus

Five months of hand-painted circles on the eight foot canvas “Sightline” are compressed into these two minutes of time-lapse animation.  Even though the resulting video looks like speed-painting, what’s going on in the studio …

“Sightline Time-lapse Animation”

The Wanderer Prints

Wanderer Five States sideview by Randall Stoltzfus
Buy these prints from the studio shop

These are unusual prints. When you see them in person, it’s obvious immediately. They are shiny. Like silver-leaf shiny.  They shimmer. When you reach out to touch …

“The Wanderer Prints”

The Amish Inkjet

Epson 7500 Stylus Pro

What’s an Amish inkjet?

In this case I’m referring to an obsolete 24″ Epson Stylus Pro 7500 that I picked up for free about a year ago. Once a commercial printer sporting 5 colors …

“The Amish Inkjet”

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