This time around, I got a variety of frames and a variety of matting colors. I got to mix and match to get the best look for each piece. Here are some snapshots of how I audition the mats and frames.
|"Boundless", with pale stained wood and matching double matting|
|"Spring on the Prairie" with a barn wood frame and double matting|
I really love that barn wood frame. It has just a hint of denim blue in it's grain that looks so good with that dark storm and those blue knots in the field. Honestly, I think all my pieces looked so good in that one! It was pricey though, so I only bought one. I'm choosing to put Spring on the Prairie in it because there's something so real and loose about it that worked well with the country frame. It has a very natural feel overall. It's also very texturous, which the art is also. : )
|"Poles Along Highway 7" looks so fresh in this blonde wood & double mat|
I particularly like how the wood of the frame corresponds with the wood of the power poles. And the bright white outer mat makes the clouds shine. It gives that quirky composition a more contemporary feel.
|"Linen Moon" looks s good with sage matting and a coffee colored frame|
The moon will go on last! I still have to do that. I ended up adding some single stitch lines in that sage color just below the canola field. It really helped to soften the landscape and give it more depth. It also blends well with the outer matting. You can click to see them closer. I thought I would want more blue surrounding this one, but when I auditioned it, it just made the whole piece very silly.
Well there you go! Hopefully it will be more sunny for me to take the rest of the photos tomorrow. See you then! : )