Thursday, September 26, 2013
A Boy with a Bird
Boy with little red Bird
I want to talk about this painting. I love to paint children and have a particular fondness for boys because I have 3 of them. This particular piece is museum mounted and floating on a solid black background. I am moving away, somewhat, from antique frames because artwork must be able to be enjoyed with new furniture. I think the old frames just don't blend like they need to. Placing a new frame on something that looks very old and "mounting" it causes this painting to meld into my furnishings in a way that is current. It highlights it and elevates it and makes it look important in a method that an antique frame fails to accomplish. I call it my retrieved wallpaper look because the edges are slightly turned up and is deliberately distressed to appear as if someone removed it from another century, place, and time to bring it to the present and preserve it.
The second photo shows a closeup of the "floating" technique. This painting is available for purchase. Please leave a message on this blog if you are interested. I have a few paintings currently that are for sale. I will post them as I have the opportunity and time. Thanks for looking!