Welcome to my shop, Ed’s Woodshed. As an artist I try hard to make everything a part of my self, an extension of my innermost soul, and I strive to make EVERYTHING from raw materials. I’m an artist, a naturalist, and a preservationist. I think my best art is done on canvas with a stretcher I built, primed by me, and in some cases mounted in a minimalist natural wood frame that I built.
Some collectors have art that is outshined by the elaborate frames they are displayed in! I believe the art should be the focus point. When people acquire an EL painting, it’s a total work of art, with a frame that allows the art to shine, or with no frame at all.
There are TWO THINGS I build associated with my art . . .
A stretcher (see samples) is the structure BEHIND THE CANVAS. If the painting surface is oakwood, then the structure is either a box, or the wood is built into a frame.
- Gallery strength
- No warp
- 1.5″ – 2″ thick
A frame (see samples) is what the art is displayed in, like a picture frame only with original art.
Painting Surfaces and Mediums
Most of my art is on canvas, but occasionally on oakwood panels. In my bio, I share how in the past I did everything in tempera watercolors on newsprint. You won’t find any of those preserved, that’s for sure.
Mostly I work with acrylics, but I don’t rule out watercolor or oil.
Minimalist beauty to highlight the piece, not to distract or out-perform the art.
Made in the USA