Art always looks better once it's framed...ALWAYS! Have you ever worked on a ppainting that, no matter what you tried, it just looked less than what you set out to paint? I've had a couple of those so far. Then for fun I'd set them in various frames and oddly enough one would make the painting look better than what it finished up as. Art always looks better framed!
I painted this vineyard scene and was pretty happy with the results. Since there was a lot of reddish tints here from the late afternoon sun setting I figured a frame with some red in it would look cool. Red...to me that means natural wood, not red stain. I looked around at various online frame sites but it's really hard to see it framed that way. I went to my local framer who had this moulding and had it made up. 3 days later I was amazed how much better this painting looked framed.
Yesterday I delivered it to a small vineyard gallery that represents my art and the owner was only too happy to take this one on board. If it sells it will become one of those paintings that you wish you had entered in shows or at least showed around to your painter friends first! I don't have enough paintings yet to keep certain ones to do just that.
Right before loading it up in the car I took this picture to make sure I at least had this to show here on my blog. I have been staying away from getting Giclee's made of my work until I feel I am cranking out really good work. One of these days that is going to happen.