Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fresh Start

Good Morning, 8 x 6

I painted this one the other day to go in a frame that I had, since I removed that frame from another small piece, and replaced it with a new one.  You might say that I am kind of a frame nut, and probably spend more than necessary, but I do think that it makes a difference.  Having done many a painting on gallery wrap canvas, I still most often end up with the piece in a floater or restretching and framing traditionally.  My work just looks better (to me) with a border!  My gallery price point does not lend itself to expensive frames, but I am drawn to them.  Yesterday, I received an email from Deborah Paris, a wonderful painter who lives in Texas; her husband makes some really good-looking frames, and the prices are good too.  Check them out at

Meanwhile, I've been noodling a fresh perspective, composition-wise; the little painting above is one result.  I kind of like it; it was inspired by my friend, Nancy Armstrong, who created the "fresh start" below for a recent charity event!


  1. Nancy,
    Very fresh colors and composition. Just lovely. Thanks for the email...would love to meet you one day and paint also. You are one of my favorites:)

  2. Just found your blog and I am enjoying looking at your work! :-)

  3. Nancy, I don't know how I missed this post. Love this sweet little painting. It has that delicate "Nancy Franke" look that I am so crazy about.
    Do you sell your paintings on the internet?