I never know how it will turn out and why this great paper at the bottom didn't end up in the painting I don't know. It just didn't work I guess.
Ok, all finished with the painting. I used Antique Linen Crackle paste on the pot. So check out my new framer! I bought a Rockwell Bladerunner with the intention of making the frames myself but I wasn't very good at cutting and actually it is very loud and scary but Chauncey handles it like a pro and you know how men love power tools! Also, he has some really good help there too.
All done! It's just strips of wood from Lowes. This was a canvas so he really had a time getting it plum. And it 'ain't' really plum but we made it work with some help from Wood Paste. He did a fabulous job. The problem is that the canves is not plum.
Now here it is all finished and painted dark brown. Now, do I really love the color of the frame around it? There was something nice about the natural wood around it but maybe I should have just stained it rather than painted it. Hummm... what do you think? Does the frame close it in? I took the picture late in the day so it's really not quite that dark around the sides. It's very shadowy. When I varnish it I also think that it will look better. We made another one too for this painting and I painted it black. I think I like the black frame on that one.
Tomorrow I will show you the "sursy" I bought myself.
A term commonly used in the South to denote an unexpected gift given to close friends or family for no special occasion, particularly to show affection or thanks.
My note: This term originated in South Carolina somewhere from the Columbia area east and even down as far a Beaufort. I love South Carolina...Georgia too.