Artist’s Musings

a pair of geese flew by; outside my studio window; i’m glad elephants don’t fly

How I float-mount some of my little paintings

I have a hodgepodge of different panels from one-eighth to one-quarter inches in thickness which means I need spacers of varying thickness. I ordered online inexpensive one-eighth inch thick balsa panels cut to size, but I requested a cut smaller than the actual size of the art panels. This smaller cut assures me that none of my spacers could be larger than my art panels. Also, the multiple layers give me the flexibility to raise or lower the art panel in a floater frame to within one-eighth of an inch below the face of the floater frame. 

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Is it spring or is it summer?

 It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. Could you be my neighbour?

This spring season seems confused — one moment in a day it feels like spring and then another moment it feels like summer, or one day feels like spring and another day it feels like it’s late in the summer.

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May Group Show, Everyday Moments at Square Pear Gallery

 It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. Could you be my neighbour?

I am one of the artists who invited to be part of Square Pear Gallery Everyday Moments theme for the month of May. It’s always nice to be invited to be part of an artist group show. To top this off, all the artists in this group show were also talked about in our local newspaper, Chester County Paper

Kennett Square painter Daniel Chow gets a showcase of small paintings that perfectly encapsulate a time and place. His paintings of seemingly inconsequential places near his home have a quiet calm that draws you closer. “The Recycling Bin” brings an intriguing complexity to a pile of random items in a back yard. And the aqua roof of a home in “Cape Cod” is particularly beguiling. — John Chambless


On display at Square Pear Gallery, 200 East State Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Glad winter is over

Finally out of the winter rut and gradually pushing myself to return to a plein air painting routine. Perhaps not always productive, but at least I'm doing something which usually gets my creative juices flowing again.

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Revisiting the Cape Cod

I think many artists have their favourite subjects that they would return to now and then or frequently. For me, my favourite subject is this Cape Cod house across the parking lot of our townhouse. I like it. It is a cute Cape Cod.

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