Framing the view — acrylic on canvas, 190 x 480 mm, 2015. Private collection.
‘The View’ is a little something I made for this year’s Christmas market at Sumner.* The painting is of our beautiful Kaikoura coastline as seen from the Port Hills in Christchurch. I found a $5 frame at a recycling depot, removed the seriously ugly dried flower art that was in it, and painted a landscape on canvas to complement the mahogany-coloured wood (see photograph below). It was such a fun project, I may have to go in search of more frames that need rescuing.
*I’ll be selling my art cards and a few of my smaller paintings at the Sumner Market in Christchurch this coming Sunday 13th and also Sunday 20th December, 10 am – 2 pm.
Below are a few snaps I took of our little market on Saturday ― by all accounts, a successful day. We’ll be popping up again on December 13th and 20th… plenty of time to paint a few more mini macro roses : )