Sunday, 31 August 2014

MAGICAL C - With Frame - DAY ONE


by Sea Dean
6" x 6" Canvas Panel
Presented in a beautiful wide ornate gold frame

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I've been very busy all day matting, framing, writing certificates of authenticity, etc. and I'm very happy with the result. I can't wait to see them on display at their various exhibitions and shows. This painting is being offered at Daily Paintworks with the frame. Buy now for the best price. I will be offering more framed paintings in the lead up to the holidays so all you need to do is gift wrap and give.


MAGICAL C has been a favourite for a while and I'm surprised it hasn't sold. At the time I was experimenting with various compositions and this was based on the "C" composition. Today while trying different frames to decide on framing, I loved it in this ornate gold impressionist style frame. The problem is that the original painting was 6" x 8" and the lovely frame was 6" square. I took the plunge and decided to cut the panel smaller and now I love it so much more. 

Cropping paintings is not a new idea and many masterpieces show the evidence of having been larger when they were painted. The paintings were trimmed because they had become damaged or just because the wealthy owner decided to redecorate. They also regularly painted out certain people that had fallen out of favour, but that's for another time. 

I read an artist's blog some time ago (I've forgotten her name) who always painted on uncut, un-stretched canvas and decided on the size when the painting was finished. Her theory was that it offered freedom to choose a better composition. Well that is more or less what happened with MAGICAL C. 

I love love love the new cropped painting in this opulent frame. :) What do you think? Do you prefer the square format or rectangular?

I'm taking part in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge and I'm counting this as Day One because I did tweak the composition and make a far stronger painting as a result.

Cat # 12087 Magical C - Posted at # 72 in Leslie Saetas 30 in 30 Challenge