July 28, 2009

Done!

It's finally finished, I've loved painting in this format, wanna make more biggies.



Now there are just two more things to solve:

1.- framing, I wanted to put it over the mat so even the borders show, a friend mentioned someone doing it like that months ago, probably Carol Carter? I'm not sure, the problem won't be the matting but the framing, won't a cristal weight too much and be awfully expensive? will something made of plastic look good too or it will loose the shine when being cleaned? questions questions...

2.- Most important, how on earth do I scan or take a quality photo of it? I haven't tried but I'm pretty sure my scanner won't do it even if I scan it in a hundred little pieces, my good camera is dead and I know nothing about what light etc.. I should use and how, looks like big formats bring new challenges even after finishing the painting process, hmmmm...

Links to the whole of the WIP: step 1, step 2, step 3, step 4, step 5, step 6, step 7, step 8, step 9, step 10, step 11, step 12, step 13, step 14

11 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

YAY! It's wonderful, Teresa! So glad you worked slowly and got everything the way you wanted it. It is a great painting :) As for matting - I think you are talking about floating the painting on top of the backing board? That's usually done with a nice ragged edged paper so the edge shows but this one looks straight so maybe a mat wouldn't be bad - your choice. As for glass or plexi, I'd go plexi and your framer should be able to do that for you - a good UV plexi should be about the same cost as glass but less expensive (not museum quality plexi as that is twice as much). Photographing? I usually take it out in our sunroom in the shade but on a sunny day and photograph something big. Some artists put it under a tree (for the shade) on a sunny day. Hope you get a good photo before and after you mat and frame it :) Again, congratulations!

Paul Kasmir said...

Teresa,

Nice, I was wondering how this was turning out and here it is, looks great!!!!

Andy Smith said...

Stunning!!! Your use of colour in what is essentially a black & white subject is so clever. It adds so much volume and atmosphere. I would love to see the original of this as I am sure the photo does not do it justice.

Ann Buckner said...

Teresa, absolutely wonderful! Love the depth of form you created. :)

Teresa said...

I'll have to get a good photo or scan of it before giving it away for sure Rhonda, it's a gift for my brother since he shown interest in it, thanks for the recs :)

Paul I took some time to finish it, right? lol, some bussy weeks but I hope I'll be able to paint more often this month.

Andy, hi! I'd love to show you this one in person man, damn! hey maybe one of these days I could send one your way ;)

Ann, felt soo good to paint it!

Deb Léger said...

Teresa, this is drop dead gorgeous! Fantastic! I don't dare show it to Gilles. (rolling eyes here!) As always, you did a fantastic job on it!!!

Teresa said...

Hahahaha! afraid he asks for more asian paintings? lol!

He should be happy since you agreed to paint that shrine for him, hope to be able to see some of the work in progress Deb

Nick said...

That's killer, do some more of these!

Teresa said...

Glad you liked it Nick :) I'm already working in some more sketches with the same theme but I'm kind of struggling with the compositions, not sure why these come along better when I don't really try too hard, hmmm.....

Sandy Maudlin said...

I so agree with Nick. Do more. Whatever inspires you, paint it and paint it big. I love the idea of floating it above the mat. I use 'spacers' between the glazing and the mat to hold the glazing (plexi for me) up away from the painting.

Teresa said...

I'll do more Sandy, thanks for the encouragement!
Good tip on the spacers, I'll try and see how it looks, it sounds really cool