Sunday, February 20, 2011
Winter Break's Over
There's more to making art, than making it. There's putting together a finished product for presentation. A frame I was interested in seeing up close was delivered yesterday. I ordered it on-line. It's a one inch bamboo wood, finished in a natural color, that went nicely with the sunflower watercolor I did last year. Together hanging on my grayed down French's Original Yellow Mustard walls in the kitchen, I think the artwork and the frame look made for one another. But I really don't like the frame. The finish color needs toning down. And the bamboo carving is clutsy--not precise enough.
I'm a bit picky. My dad was in the affordable framing business and while this one was affordable, it just wasn't the same caliber that dad carried. I have to keep looking. This frame came from Frames By Mail and I'm guessing from Mexico, but I've lost touch. It's nice, but not elegant enough--bamboo is more refined--which means I have to keep looking for a source. Anybody have any suggestions you're willing to share? --But wait. Does everybody feel like I do, that works on paper should be finished for presentation to the public? And to what degree? Maybe I'm going too far?
Of the photos I so joyously took yesterday, This one's the keeper--the textures, melting snow against weathered teak, and the fact appeals to me. However, the weather guys say we'll be dumped on again today. I knew it wouldn't last but... So much for this winter break.
So much for the other photos too. I chalked them off as "breaking eggs" and deleted them.