A site dedicated to a continued effort to create and share my art. I create pen & ink drawings using mainly the stippling technique. I also paint in oils and am influenced by the California Impressionist school of painting.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Quick Oak Frames
Last year I painted two snowman scenes to give to my daughters to hang in their homes during the Christmas season every year as a way of forcing them to remember their Dad, hahaha. The truble was I did the paintings at the last minute, which is when most ideas pop into my head, and didn't have time to frame them. I gave them to the girls but told them to let me keep them to frame them which took me forever. This week I made frames for them, finally, and they came out pretty nice. Above is the raw oak wood on left that I cut down to what I need on the right. It's just a basic "L" shape. After cutting 4 sections and glueing them together the painting will slide in from behind and stop at the lip you see on the section to the left of that crack in the wood.
Here is what the frame looks like all finished and with one of my paintings inside to test it......
This isn't the frame I'd use for this painting but it shows how the frame works with a painting in it. The dark stained oak works nice with the actual paintings of the snowmen. I think my girls will be happy.....and that's another project that's finally finished!