A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Kolene Spicher hand painted portrait of a distinguished gentleman
Table Top Portrait
A Distinguished Looking Gentleman Silhouette
19th Century Style
I am excited to say that my new REAL gold-leafed frames have arrived. I am as excited to blog about these frames as I am about the artwork, itself.
These beautiful Table Top frames are handmade in Florence, Italy. This company has
been specializing in gold-leafed frames since 1901 AND IT SHOWS.
This portrait is so sweet with his little hairs that you can see upon closer view. Of course, this is a painting and not a print, so the details are very light. They need to be because it is very small. The frame measures in about 3" Round. The opening is 2 inches.
Love his purple-y jacket
In this particular picture (above), I have the frame sitting in direct sunlight. You can see the hairline easier and the watermarks.
The back of the frame is nicely finished. The ruler and the paint brushes give you an idea of the scale.
I am going to be listing this on my ETSY store. Remember it is a MINIATURE! The store name is KOLENESPICHER.