Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Museum Glass

"Tulips" 18" x 24" framed with Museum Glass 

I made it in to the studio today and framed up the pastel portrait of my little one. I used the aged crackled gold plein aire frame which I really like. It isn't brassy looking like some other gold frames and compliments the gold tones in the portrait well.

I used spacers so I didn't have to matt the piece and ran down to the Creative Encounters frame shop (just feet from my studio) and picked up a piece of museum glass. Wow is it expensive, but it makes all the difference in the world if you need glass for artwork. In the right lighting situation you will not see a glare on this stuff, which creates the look of a painting since there is no matting. 
I'm thinking about bringing this into my daughters class tomorrow for her show and tell, since it is her day, before bringing it to the gallery. The Monadnock Fine Art Gallery gals said they liked the portrait so I thought I would see if they wanted it to display. Especially since it is almost spring and she is drawing tulips! Of course if it sold I would miss her... I guess I could just draw another! 

& here is a whole days work yesterday... value scales. Can you believe these took me ALLLL day! I won't explain what they are for... its a secret. :-)


Sheila said...

Such a beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl. I remember those markers when my daughter was her age. Boy, the time goes by so fast.

Chantell Van Erbe said...

I've used Den glass in the past with the same results. It's very pricey. I wonder if this is the same thing?

Your daughter's portrait looks beautiful in that frame. Just perfect.

Jade Scarlett said...

Oh, my! This is gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about the glass.


Casey Klahn said...

Beautiful, and well framed, Nicole.

Jo Castillo said...

This looks great. It is such a beautiful portrait.