Friday, August 5, 2011

Framing an Oil Painting


Cameilia Still Life
© 2011 Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
11x14"
Camellia Still Life
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
11x14"
available
How would you frame my Camellia Still Life painting? I chose this gold washed closed corner traditional wooden frame which I think is appropriate for the style and subject manner of the painting.

But speaking of frames..the reopening of the New American Wing Galleries for Painting, Sculpture and the Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City now scheduled for January 12, 2012 will highlight a spectacular American oil painting and its glorious new frame.

As a centerpiece will be one of the best known paintings in American art, the painting by Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware.  A new stately frame for this historically significant painting was painstakingly created by the Eli Wilner & Company.
Trust me you will be interested to click  HERE to see a fascinating CBS Sunday Morning video story and interview with Eli Wilner about the painting and the craftsmen that have hand carved the spectacular 12 x 21 foot gold gilded frame for the painting.




3 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful painting! Love the rich colors- the shadows in the leaves are gorgeous. Really like the frame- perfect pick!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Love the still life! And that frame enhances and supports the golden parts of the painting - very, very good choice!

Karen F. Rose said...

Thanks Kathy and Kelley...but did you click on the link about the incredible frame for the painting at the Met. Wow what an interesting behind the scene story!