Thursday, May 29, 2008
'Cause Mindy said I had to.
Mindy has been after me forever to get me to post a picture of this painting, but the dang thing just does not photograph well. It is much larger and more...imposing, I guess, in person than it is in this photo. (It's also not as l o n g and drawn out at it appears here. Some kind of weird distortion going on!) I'd been working on this painting for a couple of months before I had the bracelet conversation. (This is the second time in less than a week that I've linked to that post. I find that somewhat disturbing...) I finished it not long after that and hung it in my office. It decorated the wall behind the chairs my probationers sit in. When Roger reported the next time, he never even saw it.
I just got the frame a couple of weeks ago. We have an antique/consignment store here that always has interesting stuff. The very best reason to shop there is that one of the boothes is owned by the wife of a world famous-ish artist and she sells their scratch and dent frames for next to nothing. I loved this frame - thought it was perfect. I paid my ten bucks for it, brought it home and spent a couple of hours painting it red. (In the rain, I might add.) It dried for a day, then Katie and I brought it up to my office on a Sunday afternoon to finish the framing job. It was at that point that I realized the canvass was not 24 x 36 after all! Oh well. Now it's a frame AND a mat - ha ha!
Last Friday I rearranged my office and now the painting hangs over my left shoulder. I really do like this painting, especially now that it no longer peers at me from over people's heads. She never said anything, just stared at me all day long and it was really starting to freak me out.
Should be interesting to see if Roger notices it this time.