I’ve talked before about how I approach product design as a mix of art and engineering. My website emphasizes the technical aspects of the design elements of the BG-1 putter which give it a tech look but I hope that people can also appreciate the artful lines that are a big part of its design.
Below is a photo of a painting I completed and then built a frame for. I started by assembling horizontal strips of hardboard onto a frame with every other strip offset by a couple of inches. After that I painted the band of background colors that fade from red to dark blue. This created a subtle stair-step effect of the background colors.
I then realigned the hardboard strips and then put layers and layers of contrasting colors mixed with transparent glaze.
The frame was designed to complement the painting, giving it a dark base for the colors to pop. Before assembling the frame components, I stained each piece and then routed the edges to give it some contrasting relief.
I’m hoping to make time to do more of this in 2014.