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So were people buying Impressionist paintings for the painting or the frame? But I guess it's like how a good cover can help a book sell.
By: PT Dilloway on November 16, 2016
You are as good at choosing frames as you are at so many other things. Interesting story about the Impressionists.
By: messymimi on November 16, 2016
I am with you- I think over the top gaudy frames detract from the art work it surrounds.
By: Kathe W. on November 16, 2016
By: Tabor on November 16, 2016
I think you've framed it perfectly. Smart to throw out the strainer.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on November 16, 2016
I love the Baroque style frames. I love frames and have ALOT of them (but for photos). I am sure that you recall chewing gum for my mom to repair a used frame that she purchased. It's so funny because EVERYBODY who participated remembers chewing the gum and she did a darn good job scupting the gum to look like the rest of the frame! I would love to be the owner of your painting, but I have no where to hang it so will let someone else have the chance to win it ! GOOD LUCK!
By: Linda Morris on November 16, 2016
As always a very interesting and informative post!
By: John Gibson on November 16, 2016
You FRAMED her! Beautifully.
By: Catalyst on November 16, 2016
Your "art history" course continues to be a wonderful gift. Truly appreciate seeing your work and learning from you as well. Just marvelously fascinating! Thanks.
By: Tom Cochrun on November 16, 2016
I like your choice of frame. I'm not into the outlandish or even garrish looking things that Trump likes...all gold and swirled wood...and carvings and little details. It's just too much, too busy. I think I prefer things much simpler.
By: Michael Offutt on November 16, 2016
That is the perfect frame for your painting. Interesting how the frames "sold" the impressionist paintings for Durand-Ruel. Kind of like curb appeal for a house.
By: Arkansas Patti on November 16, 2016
I guess art collectors are no different from other people -- they like change, but only when it seems familiar. I like your giveaway painting (and the frame) but I'm not entering b/c the last thing we need after having downsized is something else to hang on the wall. So I give my chance to someone more deserving -- and will kick myself if it ever turns out to be worth as much as a Monet.
By: Tom Sightings on November 16, 2016
I knew frames were an important part of a painting. I had kids do matting on a project. It was interesting to learn the basics of matting.
By: RED Kline on November 16, 2016
That frame goes with your painting like gas station chicken goes with a 44 oz Diet Coke. For a moment there at the end...I was afraid you were going to throw in the strainer with the painting, as a bonus gift!
By: Val on November 16, 2016
I had never thought about how a frame can change an attitude or feeling for a picture, but your story makes sense to me. Good thinking about throwing out the strainer. No need to purchase a new one if you were the only one who had used it in decades. Well, unless you expect your next veneer to...you know.
By: Pixel Peeper on November 16, 2016
That frame looks very nice - and of course it does because that's part of your expertise :) I wanted to clarify that I am not entering your giveaway - only because we are trying to downsize, and our walls are full. We panicked last year when our son graduated and we needed to find a place for his grad photo! Thank you anyway for the chance to enter.
By: jenny_o on November 16, 2016
I learn so much from your blog! In all my art history classes, I never once learned (or maybe never absorbed) what baroque literally meant!
By: Mitchell is Moving on November 17, 2016
funny about the frames and the impressionist paintings.
By: Ellen Abbott on November 17, 2016
You selected a beautiful frame to adorn your painting. Don't strain yourself in replacing the shamed strainer... odds are you won't get the correct one. ;-)
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 17, 2016
It's amazing how people are and have never really changed. Stick a baroque frame and the pictures suddenly sell. Today, everyone likes using simple black frames for their own pictures and i am bored with that. I think your frame on your painting is perfect because the burgundy does pick up on the painting. I like baroque and even Rococo but Trump's penthouse shows how some good things are done in very bad taste
By: Birgit on November 18, 2016
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