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.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
A Fraktur painting
For my mother, with LOVE
I painted this maybe 15 years ago OR LONGER
I was digging around in a storage area of my home and found this little treasure. This was how I got my start 25 years ago. I painted FRAKTUR.
What is Fraktur?
Fraktur is both a style and an art form, it is a fancy colorful artistic expression using ink and watercolor. It is a type of folk art and was created by the Pennsylvania Dutch around 1740 and enjoyed more than120 years of popularity. It usually heralded a message--a birth, a death, a wedding. One of the reason's that I loved Fraktur was because my mother collected it. Being from Pennsylvania, of course, helped. It was part of my culture. I was surrounded by this look.
When my mother passed away in 2008, my Dad gave this back to me. I am very happy to have it. It makes me think of my sweet mother.
I think it looks nice on this old paint table. I am going to keep it here.
Although, I would never think of selling this, I would be willing to do something like it. Message me if you are interested.
Look at the little slash marks that I put on the frame. This was a new frame that I had distressed to make look old. Such fun. Mom loved it!!