Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sea Captain Sailor New England looking gentleman surrounded in seashells
This guy looks so cool in his blue spectacles. I have always loved the idea of placing my paintings in a seashell frame. The problem for me was that I never was able to find a frame! Problem solved!
I first played out the shells on top of the painting. Just for your own information, I found these shells in the Ocean Cit, NJ area while walking along the beach! It's amazing that I didn't lose them, lol.
After gluing them to the paper, I was ready for the perfect frame. I found this wonderful lemon gold frame a few years ago and have been holding out for the perfect piece. This is mostly because I paid a small fortune for the frame.
Smile. I might just keep it.
I also antiqued the black paper which doesn't translate here but will translate on the original. I have to modify the frame to receive the shells. This will be a chore because it will need to blend well against the antique frame. No worries, I am up for the task.
Thanks for looking today! I don't know when this will be listed for sale. I might hold on to it for a while just in case I try to do a show in the fall!