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!