Several weeks ago I sold a framed glass tile piece at the Mountain Arts Gallery in Lake Arrowhead. I have a small section to hang some of my art on there as well as a glass display case. Since most of my work is 3 dimensional and does not need a wall, this is perfect for me.
I had not made any framed pieces in some time, so when I looked in my inventory at home I realized I needed to get to work. I went down to Michael's and picked up 6 frames. (I love their buy one, get one 50% off sales.) I looked for some frames that were more long and skinny than usual in order to accomodate some tall tree paintings. I ended up getting one that I really love the shape of - it is 10-1/2 x 16" overall and I cut a mat with an opening of 4-1/2 x 10".
Here is the close up - much better to see the glass
In another long, tall frame instead of a tree, I ended up going with this gorgeous Scrub Jay. I drew this one from a photograph taken by a friend of mine - Lee Reeder - he has been doing some wonderful bird photos lately and gave me permission to use them as I needed as reference material.
"Long and Tall"
I painted 3 more birds and another tree to fill all 6 of the frames.
"Morning Song" - Purple Finch (also from a photograph by Lee)
"Full and Round"