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Friday, September 9, 2011

Update :finished oil painting and some wire stuff

Some Art Updates

I have been working on several projects lately  
Getting this oil painting ready to hang in the gallery
 for an open house (Art studios night) on Saturday. 
I don't know if I should frame it or not. 
 i don't think i will...but it is still a little wet, to say the least
I want to have a safe way to handle it
 so i may temporarily frame it with a simple frame
and spray it with temp sealant

A few Questions for you All

24 by 36 inch oil painting
 would you frame this?
what color frame if you would?
what price range should i shoot for on this?
added some white to the sky

I am also playing around with wire
do you like these shapes for jewelry

Could you see these metal swirls as a pendant 
with maybe a bead or two added and a simple chain???
it is just steel wire that i flattened and twisted
should i add metallic or gold leaf paint?
should i just buff it with my dremel and sandpaper or wire brush?

Thank you for your artistic and sincere opinions 
KAT Griffin
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Susan@Success/Fail DIY Projects said...

WOW you are so creative and artistic. I love the painting and the jewelry. Those are areas I have not delved into!

Netty said...

Terrific painting Kat, personnally I think it looks fab as it is. The wires make interesting shapes. Have a great weekend and Happy PPF, Annette x

Virtual Boy said...

Really awesome painting, it captures the feeling of summer beautifully... I'm not ready for autumn yet... T^T
Anyway, I think one can never go wrong with a classic white wodden frame. But that's just me... ^-^

// - T.W -

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't help you with pricing! It's really beautiful and I know someone will be thrilled to one it! A dark brown frame might work with the centers of the flowers! ♥

Christine said...

those are difficult questions Kat! Can't wait to see the solution!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great on its own , love the swirling pendant,, thats cool,

carlarey said...

I think a heavy dark gold frame would be wonderful, make it look sort of Van Gogh-ish.

As for the wire, yes, a couple of beads here and there and these would great, and I think silk cord would keep them really nice and simple.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! You have been real creative! Lovely painting! ~ thanks ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF.

Jen said...

Love the painting as is-- I wouldn't frame it! The wires are really cool--they would make great pendants.

Jen said...

Love the painting as is-- I wouldn't frame it! The wires are really cool--they would make great pendants.

Carol said...

The painting is fantastic on it's own.....no frame needed in my opinion :) Love those wire shapes too!

Morph Waffle said...

I would totally frame your painting, very lovely. Lovin the wire work. I clicked on you link at the top of your page cuz I live only minutes from Loveland and I didn't know there was something so cool so close.

Hybrid J said...

Love the vibrancy and energy of your painting. Such summer feel. Fantastic!

Marcia Beckett said...

Beautiful colors and textures!

Denise Mulligan said...

I love your painting and think a bright gold leaf frame would make it sparkle. I'm never sure on pricing. I would check some daily painters, or other website to see what the going rate is for that size painting.
The jewelry is lovely. A bead would look great IMHO.
Good luck selling your work.
I have not posted to PPF yet nothing finished.

Bob Bushell said...

That's nice Kat.

Joni Nickrent said...

the painting turned out amazing! i like it as is too..not sure what frame could make it more beautiful. love the wire whimsies too! POP ART MINIS

Fallingladies said...

Love the shapes of wire, but no advice on prices etc, I never know what to do myself,

Beautiful flowers and sky painting!!!

EVA said...

I like it unframed and I tend to chose frames based on the work and my room where the painting will hang (and have been known to say to galleries that I'd buy a piece only if it was reframed or unframed). That aside I'd choose the colour of the inside of the flowers.

It turned out beautifully! A gorgeous painting.

Geckostone said...

Oh I would try all of the above ( metalic paint, buffing, ect on the different shapes) for the wire pieces, how fun! Not sure which frame color but I think both framed or unframed would be nice either way I love the painting!I like the white you added too!Deb

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Lovely painting, great blog.

Julie said...

I don't have any answers, but the painting is stunning!

Kristin Dudish said...

Your painting is beautiful as is, but I think a deep brown frame would look great too :)

Your jewelry would look beautiful with a bead or two... but I also like the shapes as is (I would skip the gold leaf).


ger chouinard said...

KAT: LOVE the oil painting. I'd go with no frame too ... what are its dimensions? Happy PPF all week long!

Pam Tucker said...

Your painting is awesome! I LOVE it! I wouldn't frame it. And your jewelry is fabulous. I am in love with metalwork in jewelry. You are doing amazing work!

Pricing is so difficult. I have been advised to look at others who do similar work and compare prices. Sending you best wishes!

SHERI COOK said...

I think I would prefer it unframed. As for pricing that is a difficult answer. You have to check out your market, what you normally charge for your time, etc... I have a formula I use for pricing all my works. Email if you like!
The wire sculpture is great too! Wishing you great sales and happy PPF!

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