It feels strange not to be under the gun, with a finish line approaching.
I'm getting ready to submit a painting or two to the next juried show
at Newburyport Art Association on Sunday.
|My lovely compound miter chop saw.|
|Gluing up the frame.|
I made a frame for a 30x40" acrylic painting that I want to submit. They are renovating the galleries at NAA and they may not want to choose large paintings because of consideration of the space available. So I think I'll see what else I can submit that is smaller.
I like to frame the large paintings with wood strips. I miter the corners, easy the edges, glue and nail it up and paint it, in this case a dark gray. I'll finish the fine points today, repaint it, attach wire, etc.
I called it "We Run" when I finished it. It is of a Boston street scene last March and there is a poster on the right edge that says "We Run Together" about the Boston Marathon.
A cursory view of the painting doesn't match up with the name very well.
I have a small painting I like and just remembered that I bought some gorgeous new style frames a couple of months ago and never even opened the box. That's how busy I've been. Maybe I can find something to put in that frame, don't even remember what size I ordered.
They are the new Taos frames from Randy Higbee Frame in California. I had to order five of them to get the price discount, and at the time, I definitely wanted one, so there you go, that's how it goes.