Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tabernacle Frame Update

A little glue, nails and some wood filler and things are taking shape.  I like the way this is coming together.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Progress Report On Tabernacle Frame

Here are 2 photos of the frame at this point. There is still much woodworking yet to do.  I have pieces of wood soaking in water right now.  These pieces will be shaped after they have softened and can be bent without breaking.  This part of the project is not my favorite, but there is no way around it. Wood fibers must be either steamed or soaked, and as I don't care to build a chamber to steam the wood, I let it soak in water until I can bend it.  Working outside on the back porch is nice. I enjoy the warmer weather and the sunlight.  Construction & Design by F. D. Zigler.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Seeing A Few Old Friends In Columbus, Ohio

Thursday evening I got together with a few old friends that I worked with at the Ohio Bureau ofWorkers' Compensation in Columbus, Ohio.  We all worked in the Investment Department and really got along with each other quite well. There are many good stories to tell, but that will have to wait for another time.  I hope we can do this again, and it would be nice to see a few more faces if they can make it.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Progress Report

This piece measures 27" by 22" before the additions.  It is made of 1/2 inch birch plywood and pine. There are several more pieces that needed to be added, but it is coming along.  Still undecided about the color I want to paint the tabernacle frame.  I am thinking about a dark gray.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flag Day 2013

Here are a few of my paintings of the flag of the United States.

All 3 paintings by F.D. Zigler

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tabernacle Frame with Round Opening

I have started another woodworking project.  This tabernacle frame has a round opening.  I have decided what color I will paint it, but I am thinking about it.  I am using 1/2 inch birch plywood and pine.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mother & Child in Black Tabernacle Frame 2013

The final painting is pretty close to this photo and most people would not even recognize any difference, so I am posting this photo until I take one when it is hanging on a wall.  A friend has invited me to hang it in his gallery so I am going to do that.  The piece is made of 1/2" birch plywood and pine, glue, nails, gesso and acrylic paint.  It weighs about 28 pounds and is about 37" in height. I am comfortable with the way the piece turned out.  I have wanted to make a smaller version of a tabernacle frame I made and exhibited in Covington and Chicago in 1992.  That piece was 6 feet by 4 feet and was painted in oil on board.  The wood frame was covered in gold metal leaf.
Mother & Child: An American Icon by F.D. Zigler, oil on board w/gold metal leaf, 1992.