Each day presents many choices for me. Who or what will take my attention and time. Do I paint for Spicher and Co. or perhaps a Gallery? Will I learn a new technique thru trial and error? Or will I paint for a show? Actually, I paint regularly for shows but they are mostly to the trade. However, about one time a year, I offer my one-of-a-kind originals. They are almost exclusively 'folk' type paintings with a little whimsical thrown in there. This year it is in September 2014 and is in Buck's County. More on that closer to the date.
Today, I was looking around in my antique frame pile and noticed this example!
Because it is winter, I think I will do a winter scene. The filigree in the frame is suitable and leans itself toward that type of painting. The victorian ice skaters with all their fancy clothes will work well for this frame.
Here's a closeup of the frame: