Designing and Making LathArt Paintings

A few guidelines for designing your own LathArt Paintings.

1. Make the design of local topics and sell the paintings locally. This is the most important tip if you want to make some money selling your LathArt.
2. Keep them simple, avoid too much detail. (This can be more difficult than it sounds.). Not only will your LathArt be nicer, you will also have an easier time cutting an painting them.
3. Make unusual sizes, long and narrow or wide and flat to fill unusual decorating areas.

Once you have a design that works for your area, it is OK to resell it over an over. Try offering it in different colors to match different decors.

Remember, you are making and selling a decor solution and a conversation piece.

See the Discussion and Help Blog at to see how other LathArtists are succeeding at designing and making their own Lath Art.

LathArt Paintings

This is the place we will post our LathArt designs that we created between 1990 and 2004.

Many woodworkers and crafters bought our patterns and kits between 1990 and 1997, either through mail order or at Sears Canada and a few other retail outlets.

In 1994 we sold Wood Magazine the non-exclusive unlimited right to publish 2 of our designs, the Wetland Visits (Willow Pond) which they published in 1994 and subsequently in one of their Best of Wood books, and the Beach House, which I believe they have never published and still have the right to.

During the years 1997 - 2004, Woodscape Art Kit bought the rights to use many of our designs (but not all) and for use in their kits.

More paintings will be posted as they are digitized.

Go to the posts to view photos.

Pre-assembled Art Kits

We designed these for mass market stores, and sold Woodscape Art Kit the rights to use these designs in their kits.

Full Size Lath Art

Some of the photography here was taken of our original Lath Art paintings, while some was taken of paintings completed using a kit.

Woodscape Art Kit now uses or has used all these designs in their kits, and where noted, so has Wood Magazine.

Wood magazine did an article of this painting in 1994, and called it "Wetland Visitors". They later re-published it in one of their "Best of Wood" books.

Wood magazine bought and paid for the non-exclusive rights to publish this one at the same time (around 1993) they bought the "Wetland Visitors" (above). As far as I know, they have not used it yet.