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 www.mountainsedgeframes.com.

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!


5 comments:

  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:)

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

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  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?

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