Saturday, May 23, 2009

Snow Drops - complete

Snow Drops - 18' x 24" oil on canvas

details (above & below)
It is all framed and ready to go. I found the frame at a garage sale - how perfect is that?
It was only a couple of dollars, which was a huge, huge savings for a beautiful silver leafed frame. My husband suggested that from now on I reverse engineer all my paintings, starting with a found frame and making a painting to fit it. This seems a bit like painting to match the sofa, but it certainly would make a lot of sense in terms of the economy of framing art. I don't know, it seems somehow aesthetically unsound. Lily, if you read this please comment, what do you think about working from the frame backwards?


lotusgreen said...

this lily? well, yes or no, i'll say that it makes me think of composing a ballet on birdsong.

and your really are such a wonderful painter.

lotusgreen said...

there is no forward or backwards

belvedere beads said...

yes, you lily.
it just feels rather unseemly to start with a frame and make paintings to fit. i suppose if the frame does not dictate any of the content or form (other than dimensions) it might be aesthetically ok.

Gardanne said...

Beautiful painting Lucinda.

lotusgreen said...

i don't think there are any rules as to where inspiration has to come from. the thing is just to trust yourself as a painter; if it goes false... you'll feel it immediately.