Monday, October 29, 2012

Two Framing Solutions

Someone who recently purchased one of my oil paintings on paper framed it so beautifully that I wanted to share her photo of the finished piece. She says it was framed by the Providence Picture Frame Company, a "firm that's been around since the 1800s, so they do a good job!"

I think my small paintings on heavyweight paper look best matted and under glass, and I love the way the edges of this painting are not covered by the cut mat. The substantial size of the mat looks great too. 

As for my paintings on board, I always recommend this floating panel frame made by the Metropolitan Picture Framing Company. You can order the frame online, and simply specify the size of the painting and the "float size"- the size of the gap between the painting and the frame. I always use a float size of 1/8 inch.

Just wanted to share. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nepali Child

oil on board

Here I found myself wanting to honor the face of this one very particular (and very, very cute) individual, but NOT worry it to death.

I hadn't realized so many people live in Nepal- 26.6 million. The flag of Nepal is the only non-quadrilateral national flag, and it's beautiful:

This is the second in a series of portraits based on the work of the superb photographer Steve Evans.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mumbai Girl

oil on board

This young girl is from Mumbai, also known as Bombay, India, the fourth most populated city in the world at 20.5 million. 

I'm embarking on a series of portraits based on the work of the superb photographer Steve Evans. (Steve generously allows adaptations and distributions of his work). There are so many disarming faces to choose from in his Flickr photostream that it was hard to know where to begin, but this young girl's slightly questioning smile really drew me in. Here is the original:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Morning

oil on paper

Back to landscape painting and loving it, although the mornings are getting cold. I need to get some fingerless gloves. Or make some.