November 27, 2017




Art by Gary A. Bibb


Gary is not only an amazing abstract artist, he is an employee to our company.
His knowledge of art, art history, artists, and the many different art mediums is quite extensive.

The current display of his art is mixed media collage.
Most of it is small works, some framed in a grouping and others in 
individual frames.   The individual pieces could be hung separate or in groupings of your choosing.
He also has a few larger pieces on panels.


Gary A. Bibb


from top left to bottom right
Verdo, Cardel
Tepalexa, Cerue
Fereka, Czardrene


Tateka

The photo's don't do the art justice.  Stop by so you can view an appreciate Gary's extraordinary view points in these small and powerful abstract pieces.  Or visit his web and blog pages, for these and many of his other pieces.
http://garyabibb-art.blogspot.com/
http://garyabibb-art.blogspot.com/p/black-stripe.html
https://garyabibbart.wordpress.com/

Clown Time is Over





Tapaui


Gary's work on display

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Zoja





Doutae One,                                                                                  Doutae Two




Matique




Vukita




Gary also has bin work available.








August 23, 2017

Travels Near & Far - By Virginia Unseld

On display Now through October 25th



We are extremely pleased to be displaying art created by Virginia Unseld.  She is a local Colorado plein air artist, pursuing the art of pastel media.  Many of her paintings were painted on site in the Colorado Rockies, however this particular show depicts paintings of her various travels.

Virginia taught art in public schools for nearly 30 years and has also been an instructor for Adams State University and a number of art groups.  She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado and the Colorado Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of Women Artists of the West and the Plein Air Painters of Colorado.

Although her focus is mostly in plein air,  this particular group of paintings were painted from sketches and photographs, due to the difficulty of traveling with equipment.  She never copies a photograph, but interprets what she has seen, felt, and experienced.  



Art, Pastel Paintings, Travel
This group of paintings is based on some of her many journeys to 
Mexico,  Hawaii,  Greece,  New Mexico and here in Colorado.



Greek Starboard

Greek Fishing Boat


Caribbean Shadows


Spring Break


Rainforest Retreat


Gorge Morning Lihgt


Cliffs of Shinning Stone


Heading Home



June 16, 2017

ON DISPLAY IN OUR SHOWROOM NOW:


Stained Glass By Karen J. Van Gundy











May 21, 2017

What an honor and what fun we had in the making of this wonderful 
Shadow Box.

A MONTAGE OF A HERO

One of the many Viet Nam Vets 
to serve our nation.




These moulding's bring the perfect nautical feel
 this project needed.


Turning this moulding on it's side allowed us to get the depth
needed.

Stacking another moulding from the same family
caped off the top and gave us more depth.



To add a it more flare to the project we added this little
moulding by turning it on it's side and capping the edge
along the bottom of the frame.

Just in time for Memorial day weekend and will extend through the summer for the July 4th weekend as well.  Our U.S. Flag window.

"Glory"
Summer 2017

November 23, 2016

Our current display up through December


This year we are selling our past window art, with excellent pricing!
Visit our Window page to view how these pieces were used.


Our Spring and Summer window was full of color.
2016





Salvador Dali was so much fun, we transformed our Elephants and Roses window
into our Hali Dali Christmas window in 2015.




Our Starry Night Window was such a hit we displayed it in 2012 & 2014.



This piece by Shag, is signed & numbered, it actually has never been in a window, but is on sale for a fantastic price.


September 8, 2016

Hidden gems reveal a bit of art history.



We discovered this little gem behind an oval photo that our client brought into the store for reframing.  She had no use for it and let us keep it.  Even though it was broken I felt like we found a real treasure.
Not for its monetary value but for its intrinsic value.

This is what they call a Glass transfer painting- A number of them were made in the 18th & 19th centuries.  Just because an image is such a picture, however, does not mean it has value.  It all depends on the artist, age, subject, and condition.  In this case it is cracked in half so it has no real value however, we still found it intriguing and wanted to display it in such a way a person could appreciate the detail of this little painting and the process used to do it.  There were a number of different ways to accomplish this, but they all had the same basic process just used different methods and mediums,  here is an explanation of one of the ways to create a glass transfer painting.  They painted on glass, by the assistance of some glutinous body which would not dissolve in water; and then destroying the texture of the paper by water, so that it may be rubbed  entirely off from the cement upon the glass; leaving, at the same time, the whole of the ink of the print upon the cement, and glass, in the same manner as if the original impression had been made there; by which method, a complete drawing of the picture designed is obtained on the glass; and then maybe colored by the use of oil, varnish, or water colors.

In this case the piece of glass used for this process is very thin and fragile, another piece of glass was painted to outline the image with highlights in order to add light behind the image making it appear brighter.

In our framing of this we wanted to display the process while viewing the top piece of glass from the front and the back sides.  The use of mirrors allowed us to do this quite successfully.
As you can see in the photos.  The mirrors where also used on the sides in both the inside frame and the outside frame.

This method of framing allows the viewer to see the detail this painter used, revealing his or her brush strokes from the back side of the glass.

Only frames glass and mirrors.

A infinity effect was created by the mirrors on the sides, when looking at this from an angel.

You can see all three frames used at this angel,
the large frame is used in the similar way one would use a  piece of matting.
Glass is placed on top of it and another piece inside the rabbit of frame for the level needed to display the front piece of glass.
The use of the deeper frame with a cap frame on the outside was necessary for the depth needed to enable the viewer to see the glass with out difficulty .