More Kim Hoffmann

"Bride's Well"

Fecundity of the land is symbolized in venerated springs which are
considered sources of power, knowledge, and cures. Holy wells were later
Christianized and the attributes and rituals of early deities jointed
with the saints ascribed to them. Women about to marry are still sent to
the local holy well for blessing. Coins, pins, clooties, and other gifts
are left for “well wishing”.

February 1st is Imbolc, or St. Brigid’s Day, the halfway point
between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. St. Brigid, or BrĂ­de, is
linked to fire and fertility, and the hope for the return of the sun and
nature’s verdure.

Kim Hoffmann

I don't have, yet, the exact dimensions, though this is a large canvas. It can be seen in the background of the previous post. This is the first painting that has been rephotographed, and processed for use here and on my main site.  In the rush to photograph, writing down dates and dimensions seemed minor.

A side note. The quotation from Kim is a cut and paste from another document. One of the things I dislike about Blogger is WYSIWYG is NOT. Even in the HTML, there aren't the breaks as done in the post. ??? Right now, I have neither the time, nor the patience.

Kim Hoffmann Exhibition

An exhibition of paintings by Kim Hoffmann, noted here as she has many of my best frames on her paintings. Soon, I will have more images on my main website, showing the frames and paintings, along with some didactic material.

 Here is the website for the gallery space, and the exhibition.



Inlet splines

Inletting for the plywood splines used for reinforcing frame mitres. I use a carbide tipped, 1/2 inch groover. The wood clamp is a stop. The splines are 2 inches, approx. wide, so 1 inch from each frame section. 

The frame, with splines waiting to be marked for trimming, prior to glueing and nailing. In the vise is a grooved block, for holding the splines to be trimmed with the small block plane, to fit. I nail the splines with a pneumatic finish nail gun.