It seems it has been a long time since I posted a blog. I've been busy and am happy to say I finished (finally) my oil painting of a Smoky Mountain scene. I had visualized how it would look over our mantle and was happy the finished project matched my vision. I think earlier I had blogged about this old gold leaf frame I found at the Purple Heart Thrift Store. I was looking for an old traditional ornate frame like this and knew the instant I saw it that it was the one! It was actually a framed mirror, I threw away the old mirror. I did have to make an effort to make the canvas board fit the odd dimensions of the old frame. Paying only $20 for this deal-of-a-frame, the extra effort was worth it.
Today I prime a wall of our dining room for a mural I am painting. I have yet to decide on a design. Of course I can't help but blog about it so I will share my design later and some progress on it