Saturday, February 2, 2008


"Ginkgo" was previously posted, but I want to re-post it, showing it in its frame, which finally came in. This painting is slightly larger than most of my blog paintings of late, and I knew right from the first brushstroke that I wanted it in a heavy thick frame. The decision to frame, or in some cases not to frame, is always part of my overall visual idea.

This painting will be packed up and sent to Atlanta in a couple of days for a show I am participating in, Spotlight on Art , which is an annual fundraiser. I will actually be very sad to send this painting; it has been a very bright sunny spot of color in my studio during this month of overcast Chicago days.


kathrynlaw said...

WOW, is that beautiful!! I'd be sad to see it go too! And that frame is the frosting on the proverbial cake, it really shows off the warm colors and rich textures in the painting!

Anonymous said...

Opulent. What a perfect match. Gorgeous effect!

I can't help but wonder what type of environment it will end up in. What will that home look like? No doubt much more attractive after this painting is hung in it.

I don't yet seem to have the ability to know what frame goes with what.

Jason Waskey said...

Gorgeous is right!

Great; pefectly complimentary.

Cheryl McCarley said...

Your painting glows in this frame. It's a wonderful package!

indiaartist said...

Frame is enhancing the stunning beauty of the painting. Great job.

Karen Appleton said...

Thanks so much for all your encouraging comments! You are all tooooo kind!

Susan Carlin said...

I'd have a hard time parting with that painting, too. So beautiful!

Cheryl Pass said...

This little painting is one gorgeous gem! Really stunning!
I have only just discovered your blog and will add it to the list on mine....
Would love to know where you are buying frames.
email me if you can.
Cheryl Pass