Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is a piece I've been working on this week.
It's 22k gold letters on an oak post.
It's for a church, I'm not sure what it says.

Although I've been a gilder many years, Recently I've
been learning to paint. Some hits, some misses.
It seems a lot of blogs are showing how-to -do's!
I would not do a how to do on painting.
However, I could do a how to do on gilding.
Picture frames, outdoor statues, window (glass) letters..
If any one would be interested in this, let me know.
Maybe there's a Gilding 101 waiting to happen.
(not classes, I'd just show how I do it!)


Anonymous said...

It means "in Mary's name". ;)

Frank P. Ordaz said...

bill.... i for one would be interested

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Cindy! I knew I could count on you! :)

Frank, I truely appreciate your support. Now where to begin?!

Judy P. said...

Wow Bill- this is really sharp, and it's nice one of your loyal readers gave you a quick translation. Reading about gilding for frames would be interesting, but if there's scary chemicals involved I probably wouldn't do it - you should see how paranoid I am about OMS!
Are you putting something in the Foot in the Door too?

Sheila said...

Beautiful job Bill! I can't imagine doing such detailed work with such a delicate medium. I'd love to read your "how-to"!

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Judy! Yep, Cindy is my friend, I appreciate her very much!
There are several ways to gild, depending on what mostly.
Gilding on frames,( Water gilding) is as safe
as eating an apple!
No foot in the door~ I snoozed, I loozed :)

Thank you Sheila! I Know you could gild, and
have fun doing it! I hope to post something soon!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

It is beautiful!

Gilberto said...

Your apples yummy, y show your post to my wife, said, nice, disappears and that afternoon I have apple strudel, Now today I show she the guild work, and is pleased about that I could learn some new craft in what gold be involved, Figure is intentions,

billspaintingmn said...

Tina and Gilberto! Thanks!
Gold has a way of conveying the true beauty of
an art piece to the viewer.
It's been used for centuries by many cultures.
(Becauce it works, universally)
When they say it's good as gold,they mean it's

Wes said...

Darn, I was going to translate it, as if I was Alex Trebek, but one of your fans beat me to it:)