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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finally! A painting for our living room!

Several months ago I did a watercolor painting of a canyon and then did pastel over it.  It was to be for our living room over the fireplace.

Well, after looking at it for a while, we decided it did not make the grade.  From the distance we view it normally, it did not pack any punch and looked blah and all-over the same colors.

Well, I finished the Monterey painting in watercolor today and took it to the framer today.  We had a very nice fine-art poster that was custom framed, that we no longer wanted.  So, we are re-using the frame and they will add a mat.

I believe that contrast was a big plus with this painting.  Contrast in values, and contrast in colors.  Also, big and loose brush strokes and NO picky-unee detail.

I can't wait to get it back from the framer and put it up.  My sister from New York is visiting and she will see that we finally did something about that picture that was lying side-ways on the mantle!


Euphoria said...

Good idea! Sometimes we realize each painting has its own place in the house. Can't wait to see a picture of it!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Very nice work, Carolyn--Nice to have something of your own hanging in your living room (for a while!)
I am watching the smoke of a lighting strike fire to the east of us--its along hwy 395 south of Gardnerville, and the smoke is huge coming over the mts. Sit right on the front porch and watch it and the planes--going to be rouff this summer!!!! Yes about painting together!!!!! Let me know!!

ti-igra said...

It is just super magic colorfull picture! I love this reds and color of trees - they are strong trees which grow among open air and rocks! I think it may be a wonderful illustration for a fairy tale book ;)