This one reminds me of frames that my mam-maw used to have in her home, with the ornate details painted in different colors, also painting the little squiggles around the perimeter. It looks so old fashion to me.
When I started painting this one, I was going for a concrete/stone faux finish. It looks so chunky and heavy though it's all in the paint treatment that I gave it. What do you think-does it give you the feeling of stone?
This last one I've used one of my favorite techniques of using layers of gesso for that Old World feel paying attention to the ornate areas to really give it some pop.
I have several more frames that I'm working on in our workshop. I'm really trying to get as much done before the cooler weather hits, it's always difficult to get any painting done when the temps drop. So I'd better get back to work!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
From the Heart,