Thursday, October 07, 2021
Lovely Ladies, flowers, mixed media
Normally I create a painting and then put it in a complimenting frame. But this painting was a little backwards. I had this amazing custom frame that belonged to a dear friend that passed away, so I wanted something special that looked fantastic with it. (See below.)
Honestly, it was too elaborate for most of my country and wildlife paintings until I tried it on this painting with the pretty yellow flowers, it looked like it might work.
I painted a few more flowers in key places (and let it dry) before moving some charms and gems around on it. I tried different pieces. They looked okay, but I wasn't satisfied. I wanted something demanding that stood out and grabbed my attention. That way the frame would enhance the artwork and not take away from it.
I found some earrings, broaches, and pendants at a thrift store within the next week, and I knew that the gorgeous red flower would be perfect for this project! I added the sparkly white flowers, some beads, and the pretty butterfly for balance. I thought it all came together nicely. The digital image doesn't do it justice. The way the light hits it at different angles is truly delightful.
Custom frames are quite expensive, but I love it. This is a tribute to my dear friend, Deborah Flowers, who had exquisite taste.
8 x 10 inches
Elaborate custom frame
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