Studio Notes

Art on the Walls

4 by 5 foot blue painting titled 'Woad' by artist Randall Stoltzfus hanging on a white gallery wall

I’m collecting photos of my paintings installed in all the wonderful places they live, along with some photos of how they’ve been displayed temporarily for shows or photoshoots. You can browse the individual artworks …

“Art on the Walls”

DIY Canvas Stretchers: Step One, Plant a Tree

Omar Stoltzfus, tree farmer, cutting Paulownia trees which will be milled into artists canvas stretcher bars
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
https://vimeo.com/274915878

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 shows the final pass with gold paint harmonizing these eight letters with a gold-toned canvas.

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One Blue Circle at a Time

https://vimeo.com/264675466

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.

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Art and artifacts

Ishamel by Randall Stoltzfus Install with Tibetan Hunting Tapestry
Ishmael installed alongside a collection of masks and a Tibetan hunting tapestry

My painting Ishmael now hangs alongside a powerful private collection of ethnic textiles and and ceremonial headgear from all over the world.…

“Art and artifacts”

20th Annual Postcards from the Edge

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I made a special miniature, reversed and adapted version of my new “Lost Rainbow” print just so I could send it into this year’s edition of Postcards from the Edge. Which means that someone …

“20th Annual Postcards from the Edge”

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