Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Review of Wilson Bickford Canvas Panels

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

Archival, warp-resistant canvas panels ideal for students and professionals alike! All too often, both amateur and experienced artists are forced to throw away artwork because it was painted on a poor substrate. Whether that substrate was chosen for economic or practical reasons, it is still a sham...

Best canvas panel ever, in my opinion!

By Wilson Bickford from Gouverneur, New York on 8/10/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Archival warp-resistant

Cons: Professional quality

Best Uses: Great for brush AND knife

Describe Yourself: Artist

Primary use: Personal

Was this a gift?: No

I feel my Signature panels are the best on the market. They're warp-resistant, archival and have just the right amount of "tooth" for any style. Great for Oils, Acrylics and Alkyds! I use these in my workshops and my students LOVE them!

"Chickadee" on my Signature Canvas Panel ( oils )


Tags: Made with Product

"MOUNTAIN STREAM"-Bickford Canvas Panel


Tags: Made with Product


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Signature Brush Line

My Signature Brush Line is now on order and is currently being manufactured. Shown above is the packaging for the Complete Set. All items will be sold individually, as well.
These items should be available within the next 90 days, give or take. You'll be able to purchase them at all Jerry's Artarama stores, their catalogs and at and
Eventually, I will also set up a "store" on my website, once ALL of the product line is in. My Signature line will be a complete array; Paints, Mediums, Brushes, Palette, Canvas, Frames, Easel, etc.
My Canvas Panels and Bickford Bevel Edge Canvases are already available at the aforementioned sources ( see above )
I'm very pleased to offer my Signature Line.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Albany, NY Oil Painting Class-Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

This is a new project I worked up for the Albany, NY workshop on SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd, 10am - 4pm. It will be held at First Church In Albany, located at 110 North Pearl Street.
"DUSKY FALLS" will be on 16" x 20" canvas and will utilize a partial Acrylic underpainting, over which Oils will be applied.
Please contact me to register, or if you'd like more information. (315) 287-4514 or

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Instructional Packets

I've been busy creating some new Oil Painting Packets over the past week, or so. Since I've had a break from my class schedule over the Holidays, it gave me a chance to put together a few more lessons.

These are all suitable for beginner / intermediate skill levels, with the "Classic Still Life" being the most challenging. ( at least in my opinion )

You'll find more info and details for purchasing at my website;

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Workshop at Landgrove Inn, Vermont - May, 2011

If you're interested in attending my VT workshop on May 13th - 15th, you can still save 10% off the package price , if you register by Dec. 31st. That's only $540 for 3 nights accommodations, ALL meals and class instruction. Registrations after that date are still welcome, but will be at the normal rate.
You'll find more info and project photos on the "Workshops" page of my website;
Great rooms, excellent meals ( prepared by certified chefs ) and fun class projects guarantee a memorable experience!
Give Tom Checcia a call at 1 (800) 669-8466.

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Paintings

I've managed to temporarily break out of my "winter mode" and work on some other subjects.

These are all from the past few days. They are all familiar subjects to me, as I love painting birds and sunsets. I truly never tire of these themes because each and every one is unique. You'll never see the same exact sunset twice, so you never have to paint it twice. It can be rendered differently every time you sit at your easel.

The same with the birds. Different backgrounds and poses. So many compositions,.... so little time.......

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter Mode

This one was created solely with painting knives.

Ol' Man Winter is sneaking into northern New York and although we've had a couple of very small flurries already, there's been nothing substantial. No ground cover yet!

However, it has gotten me into "Winter Mode" and I've been tackling snow scenes at the easel, as of late. Though I'm not really a big fan of snow, I DO love to paint it!

And I DO really enjoy hiking on my snowshoes behind my home, taking in all the sights of the snow-laden trees, the birds flitting about and the cool blue snow shadows draped across the land. It looks like it'll be a while yet though, before we have enough of an accumulation for that.

These are some paintings I've done over the past couple of weeks, in anticipation of Ol' Man Winter's impending arrival.