Sunday, October 10, 2010

Figs, frames



Two little fig drawings, each 5 x 5 inches, in these cool fancy frames I found online. These are actually two of the more understated frames - some are really over the top! I plan to do art that will go well with them, if I can manage to figure out what that is, exactly.

The fun of ordering these is that you don't know exactly what you're going to get - since they're all a special price, they can't guarantee any specific style or color, so you just take your chances. I ordered 20, and 18 of them I'm completely happy with - the other two are sort of a snooze. Most are some variation of gold or gold leaf, some are brown, or brown with gold, etc. So it will be fun to now fit the art to the frame. Some are just begging for a piece of chocolate I think. No problem there!

The other thing was they didn't come with glass, so I had to have that cut special. Still, they were a deal I think. Now if I can just sell them ...

Oh, the figs are both Prismacolors on Stonehenge.

9 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Are you selling them together, the whole series? I don't see a link. ;-)

Constance McLennan said...

I really like the top one.

Still debating on whether to buy some of the frames myself--can't decide if I want to work that small.

CC said...

Paula, do you know the work of Giovanna Garzoni? (Google, Giovana Garzoni- images). She was a stupendous still life artist in Rennaissance Italy. I think her work will blow your mind.

Your figs remind me so much of her work.
And with these great frames, fabulous!!

Gillian said...

There's something so special about a small piece of art in a grandiose frame - these look stunning.

Paula Pertile said...

Thank you everyone!
Rose, I'm taking these to a shop here where I have some of my work, to see if she wants them. If not, I'll put them up for sale online.
CC, I'll go look her up!
Gillian, yes, I'm going for the "looking for some little piece to go on the library wall at the Manor House" client. :~)

Marion Eldridge said...

These are gorgeous, Paula! Really interesting about the frames. Great work, great post!

Vicki Greene said...

Of course your work is wonderful and I love those frames.

J. E. Morris said...

I really like these a lot. I think they will get snatched up quickly.

Starrpoint said...

I love doing miniature too, but finding the frames can be very hard! Lovely drawing and nicely framed!

Just spent days and days trying to find frames for some of my CP work for the Miniature show!