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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday -- Yellow Roses Print

Some of you might not know this but I have a BFA and was a showing artist, painting, drawing, clay, for years. I did major gallery shows mostly in the East and Midwest and a few traveling shows like ArtTrain which is no longer in business. But making the mortgage became a priority and I had to find a more stable income, so my art career took a backseat. Also I worked for a while at a major gallery hanging shows and I also had a business where I installed artwork in private homes and businesses.

The artwork in my home is a mix of modern works by moi and I have a few pieces by art school friends and a mix of landscape and still life prints. The prints must work with the original pieces and our home is Craftsman and although there's quite a mix of styles I can usually get a wall of art to work together quite well, if the pieces are framed correctly.

A few months ago I won a Free Print/Poster Giveaway on Lori's blog, Family Trees May Contain Nuts. And I could choose any photograph I wanted to be blown up to poster size. Dear Lori let me use her photograph of her Yellow Roses, wasn't that sweet! I love this photograph and thought it would be perfect in my Dining Room!

I had to "budget" the framing costs and finally picked up the framed print this week. And now that I have the framed print in my hands it is far to dramatic for my dining room so it's new home will either be in the foyer or living room!

But didn't it turn out gorgeous!


I know some are probably thinking "Where's the mat?". But I rarely ever mat original art or prints. I don't care for matting and think it distracts from the artwork or print. If you do not mat then you must add spacers which keep the piece from rubbing directly on the glass. If the frame works with the piece, matting is not necessary. The Yellow Roses print including frame measures 23" by 22".

And a close-up of the frame.


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Cheryl B. said...

Michelle, your an titled artist, and a home designer, and a baker, and a cook, and you raise breed dogs, a-n-d .... gracious girl!!!

the roses do look ever so realistic!!! Wanna lean forward and sniff them.

southerninspiration said...

These days framing DOES have to be is expensive, but that is GORGEOUS!!! Love the elegance of it; nice choice. I have a similar frame and love it.


Kat said...

Very nice. Love the print.

Lori E said...

Oh Michelle, I love what you did with my garden rose picture. Thank you so much for sharing it here.
I don't know that I can come up with something nearly as nice to frame my copy.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Wonderful! I do love the final picture. I also like the format of your "blog". Very interesting and an excellent showcase for multi-talents.

Terry said...

A floral flower frame, of course.

A Hint of Home said...

What talent you have. It is just beautifully done.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is gorgeous, it looks wonderful in that frame also.

Congrats on winning Lori's contest.


My Notting Hill said...

Agree - love it without the mat.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Wow...that frame really brings it all together. I always enjoy visiting your site!

Rachael said...

I love it!!
Can I be you when I grow up?

Bill said...

Perfect choice of frame ... simple, elegant, and classic! Nicely done!

Wishing you and yours the happiest of Holidays!