Monday, February 23, 2015

Hummingbird in acrylcis

I really enjoyed painting this one.  One thing I do really like about the gessobord panel compared to the canvas panel is the smooth surface as it allows me to get  a more mottled background affect.   Also helps using the different brand of professional white acrylic paint to my normal brand which can be reopen with water so it does pay to experiment with different brands to find the right combination that works.
Hummingbird 2 measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord panel.

Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Small Miniature Wood Frames x2 for sale - Gold. Great for art society miniatures.

Mini art frames for sale oval opening gold wood carved Dreamy Papers
I bought far too many of these many years ago when I was thinking of opening a gallery based on small format  and miniature artworks. And to enter miniature art shows. These frames have never been used. So they are new. My current situation is where I need to downsize drastically.
The oval opening is for 2.5x3" it says, but not sure of the accuracy of that. The frames exterior dimensions are 4 3/8 x 4 1/8" approximately. And the width of the frame is approximately 3/8" thick.
That thickness does NOT include the easel back. Backed with black paper. I have successfully removed the easel back, and covered it with paper to enter my paintings in miniature art society exhibitions. They appear to be a light-weight wood, so easy to add screws or hanging ring to the back to comply with show rules.
The gold finish is a very bold gold under some light, it is crackled/antiqued somewhat, but muted. It is not an all-over flat gold finish. The cold is definitely metallic in appearance. The focus would be on the art, not on the frame. I do love these. They are NOT a matching pair.

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Both for $13.00 USD

Sorry, this listing is for continental US buyers only.
If you're located somewhere else, please contact me and maybe something can be arranged. I've been burned by USPS rates for things going outside continental US, lately. Thank you.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Digital collage/backing paper FREEBIE - sign up for my newsletter, that will have more ...

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