Monday, August 31, 2009

A Touch of Autumn, Framed

Here is what my latest miniature painting, A Touch of Autumn looks like in the frame and in a setting for scale.


A Touch of Autumn, © Barbara A. Freeman, Acrylic on Polymin, 2 1/8" x 3 1/4"

8 comments:

Carol Andre' said...

Barbara- This is such a lovely little piece. I've grown very fond of old barns now- they are fast disappearing in this part of the country- thus I want to paint them. :-) This has such a perfect feel for what they are like.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Carol. I know what you mean and they are disappearing everywhere! I grew up in a small town in PA and I know it's changed there too. And when I lived in CA, it was a constant topic. When we first moved here, I was thrilled to find a wonderful route to get to a certain place and one day the next spring, we drove by and it was GONE! The land gets torn up to put up plastic houses that are slums to be! There are still some family farms here and I do hope they can continue to survive.

Mona said...

Barbara, this is lovely, and this frame molding is so wonderful! Where did you ever find it? Perfect for it's delicacy and scale.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Mona. I get most of my 4" x 4" and 4" x 5" frames from Franken Frames. I like this one too. I usually do my order online and then call it in. There is a surcharge on the mini frames, but it's not much and they do a great job. There aren't many small moldings to choose from, but enough and he'll send you samples with your order. If you do order from them, tell Roger I sent you. Here's the link to the one in the photo: http://www.frankenframes.com/frame_ccs.php?Frame_id=86

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Oh, and I forgot to say they only do as small as 4" x 4". I do a search of frames under 1" width to make it easy to find the appropriate widths.

If I want smaller frames, I go to miniart supply and get them from Nancy. I love the jewel like frames you use. Your rose is so beautiful!

AutumnLeaves said...

This looks just so fabulous, Barbara! I also love the rural scenes and life, enough so that I moved to a small town in farm country. I also get pretty dreamy about the old barns, imagining the life that used to work and play and live in them...

DEB said...

Barbara, I see so many barns in the art exhibitions around here...I've started attempting paintings of them. It's not as easy as you make it look - especially in miniature! Great job!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Yes, Autumn Leaves, I know what you mean. It's so healing to be closer to the earth.

Deb, that's funny, if you only knew what a pain this was! I couldn't get the paint to stick in the sky area, it kept lifting up. Finally on the third start, I got a lighter touch and the paint started to layer. Hurray! I love the look with polymin, but it takes some getting used.