(Reminder: you can click on the pictures to see them bigger!)
This evening's project: framing a painting I recently bought from Shane Swift - a gentleman I know of through tumblr: http://swiftdeathhorseclub.tumblr.com/.
I've admired his folky paintings (and his dedication to doing them) for awhile now so it was finally time to get one... it's rare that I feel like I have the money to splurge on such things but it was worth it. My only regret is that he didn't sign it.
I put it in a frame that I found in the basement of my building. I found it at the same time that I found the Laurence Hyde print that I mentioned in this post. The frame seems to be quite old, judging by the wooden backing and the old nails holding it in. The print it housed is a reproduction of a Corot and it appears to have possibly come from the gift shop of the Lourve... or else I don't know what to make of the piece of cardboard that was stuck on the back. (The print is on really thick cardstock. It's quite nice actually but I was tired of looking at it and the frame seemed to suit this painting nicely.)
I even bought a colour-coordinated mat to pick up some of the brown in the painting and double-matted the sucker! (There's a first time for everything!)
Oh wait... frickin' cat...
Here we go:
Thanks for looking....
(And Shane, if you read this, keep up the good work! Thanks!)