Monday, December 8, 2008

Cockatoo, Finally Framed

Cockatoo, Framed
Watercolor on Aquabord
Jan Gibson

I finally got the cockatoo painting framed and am pleased with the way it came out. It may have looked more like a watercolor painting on paper with a mat and framed with glass but I do like this glassless framing.

I have it hanging on my studio wall with a window to the right as you look at the painting. There's lots of light coming from that window if I leave the blinds open but, as you can see, there's very little glare on the painting.

I chose a frame in the same colors as the branch the cockatoo is perched on but I usually have doubts that I've chosen the right frame! Would it have looked better in a snazzy tropical color? I really think so but I'm not the brave one when it comes to things like that! However, I'm going to keep my eye open for a really colorful frame in maybe orange or yellow or some other bright and fabulous color!


Paulette said...

Jan this turned out just beautiful!
The framing is great and the background is excellent for showing him off!

Jan said...

Thanks, Paulette. I always despair about framing - sort of like trying to choose a background!