Tuesday, December 20

Finished & Framed

You may remember a certain project I had started for my mom's Christmas present.... The drawing is now finished and framed though I'm now second guessing things a bit. You may need to help me decide what to do.Photobucket 
I painted the once gray matting to a vibrant orange. Here you see the glorious frame I had at my disposal. The wood is taken from my grandparents old barn!
I love the rustic weathered look of it! And against the orange? Yummy!
The picture below shows the drawing as is with no fancy photoshopped additions or subtractions...
And this other photo shows how I'm considering enhancing it. I would get a print made with a matte finish and then frame that instead of the actual drawing. What are your thoughts?
I'm not even gonna tell you what I'm leaning towards. It is completely up to your expert opinion to be the judge. Just keep in mind this is going to my mother and I really want to WOW her with my expert artistry skills! So really what we're deciding here is the "wow" factor.

Love to all my dear readers, old and new. I'm grateful for you!


  1. Courtney this is so beautiful! What a beautiful frame! She is gonna LOVE this. So special.


    P.S. Thank you for saying I'm adorable! You're too sweet, courtney.(:

  2. You are a lucky girl to have barnwood from your Dad! It totally depends on how the enhanced one looks in the frame. The frame, though rustic, has a soft quality to it. Does the print over power it or does it pop? I am partial to the enhanced version, it reminds me of the bright colors in Goodnight Moon. Beautiful artwork, either way! Your mom is going to be thrilled to have such a thoughtful gift.

  3. Wow, it turned out so well! I love your style of drawing. You should illustrate books! As for my humble opinion, I really like it in it's natural state. It looks cool with the additions too, but something about the natural colors with the mat and frame seem to really pop. Your mom is going to LOVE this!

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  5. You've done a great job, Courtney! It looks awesome!

    Hope you're getting ready to have some awesome Christmas! ;D


  6. I'm with Mikalah. I love the look of the original in the reclaimed wood frame.


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