Stiles and Rails

Stiles and rails are woodworking terms that refer to the outer frame of a “frame and panel” construction.  A basic frame and paneled section consists of two rails and two stiles that surround the  panel.   In the picture above, these panels are on a wall. The rails are the horizontal pieces and the stiles are […]

My Tokyo Salon participant panel

For the International Salon event in Tokyo (May 2013), I painted this panel for the “East meets West” theme. For the “West”, I cheated a little and used a previously painted panel.  I used the inner portion to repaint. First, I created a woodgrain background.  I was going for a light walnut. I found this […]

Dado

A dado (day-doe) refers to the area below a chair rail (aka dado rail or skirting board).  The lower boundary is typically a baseboard. The original function of the chair rail was to stop chairs from damaging the wall.  The space below the rail quickly developed into a design opportunity. A dado (or wainscot) is […]

International Salon 2013 – Tokyo, Japan

This May 23-26, I attended the annual International Salon event for Decorative Painting.  The group gathers every year at a different location each year.  This year, the event was brought to Tokyo, Japan.  First time in the East!  Interior of the space With my friend Moo Saito (Moo Studios -Utsonomiya, Japan) in front of my […]