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Framing your Paintings => Showcase your Frame => Topic started by: C.Bodine on October 28, 2011, 02:15:23 PM

Title: Framed
Post by: C.Bodine on October 28, 2011, 02:15:23 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this.  I took my first two paintings to the framing shop(in the wood shop I work in) and framed them.  Pictures taken on wall and some reflection is showing, but you can still get an idea of what they look like. :)
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Post by: Gloria on October 28, 2011, 02:24:13 PM
Beautiful pieces of work, C. Congratulations
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Post by: thegrindre on October 28, 2011, 02:54:34 PM
 :heeha: Gorgeous, just gorgeous, CB!  :clap:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 28, 2011, 03:25:51 PM
Oh wow! They look amazing in the frames. That Tulip is wonderful and very professional. Thanks for showing us these and inspiring us.  :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 28, 2011, 06:12:13 PM
 :blush: Thank you, Gloria, Rick and Tony.  I am pretty pleased with how they look framed.  I get a really good deal on my framing material since I am a volunteer at the woodshop!  (I know you don't need to glass paintings, but I did with these.)  The frame, double mats and glass only cost me about $20.00 each!!! O0
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Post by: anita on October 29, 2011, 12:11:13 AM
That was a bargain CB ... and they really set your pieces off lovely.  :clap:

Anita
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Post by: Val on October 29, 2011, 04:54:29 PM
 :clap: Beautiful CB. Both look fabulous, the tulip is still my favourite.  O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 29, 2011, 05:45:18 PM
Thank you, Anita and Val. It's exciting to see something completed!
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Post by: Anya on October 29, 2011, 05:52:48 PM
How exciting CB, your first 2 paintings and they are fantastic!! you must be very happy with them.

I am so looking forward to your future work.

Beautifully framed by the way and what a great price!
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Post by: dennis on October 30, 2011, 01:09:48 AM
A well chosen frame set up always enhances a painting.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 30, 2011, 10:22:10 AM
Made them look even better :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 30, 2011, 11:36:00 AM
Thank you all. :)
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Post by: NHC50 on November 02, 2011, 01:01:18 PM
Hey Bodine,

Love the tulip. Beautiful color. And the frame sets it off.  O0
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Post by: EllaNZ on November 03, 2011, 10:57:34 AM
C, you can be very proud of yourself  to produce such lovely work. Hope you get lots of commissions from them. Love it  :-* :clap: :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on November 03, 2011, 01:19:38 PM
Thank you, Ella and Nina.  I am excited about what Nolan was able to teach me in such a short time.  A long way to go, but definitely enjoying getting there! :)
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Post by: lfubah on January 22, 2012, 02:52:52 AM
Those are beautiful paintings C. My favorite is the tulip, I really like the colors. The other one is really good too and

they both look very nice in the frames. Congratulations to you!

Linda
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Post by: C.Bodine on January 22, 2012, 08:21:58 AM
 :thankyou: , Ifubah.  Nolan and Dennis are such great teachers. I never thought I would be able to paint.  Those are my first two oil paintings. I'm very fortunate to also be a volunteer in a frame shop and wood shop, so I get my materials at employee rate or sometimes even free!!! That's good, but...... I am so excited about learning that I am framing EVERYTHING!!!!! I should only frame the really good ones or I'm going to run out of wall space!!!  :2funny:  :2funny:
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Post by: Lillian on January 22, 2012, 10:18:41 AM
C, that's so beautiful!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

If I were you, I'd hang on to that for dear life.  Don't give it away!  Don't sell it even for a million $$$$!

The frame and the mat are perfect and enhance your already perfect painting.   :)   :1hug:
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Post by: C.Bodine on January 22, 2012, 10:27:26 AM
Thank you, Lillian. :) The photo I took wasn't very good. You can see lots of reflections in the glass.( Couch, light etc...)  I was pretty happy with the way this one turned out.  (couple of small issues I would like to change, but....)I really appreciate the lessons I'm getting on here.  I would never have been able to do this at all without them!
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Post by: olivia power on January 22, 2012, 02:33:47 PM
Hi C. Your tulips look splendid framed.  Never realised how expensive framing cost, will have to learn DIY route!
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Post by: C.Bodine on January 22, 2012, 03:13:22 PM
Thank you, Olivia.  Actually, you can get pre-made frames in art stores that will work just fine.  They aren't that expensive.  It's when you start ordering custom made framing that runs the bill up.  I wouldn't be getting them this way either, if it wasn't for the fact I get such a great deal!
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Post by: sapphirelynn on January 22, 2012, 03:18:56 PM
very lovely  :clap: :clap: :clap: you can hang that one up with pride, way to go, beautiful
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Post by: olivia power on January 22, 2012, 03:27:48 PM
Talking of frames, a friend just e-mailed, told me to get down to our Oxfam charity shop, she saw a whole box of frames put out on Saturday!  Guess where I'm off to after the school run in the morning, let you know how I get on. May as well have a look, for a 16x12  bespoke, they want 65Euros! Thats for a plain pine one.
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Post by: C.Bodine on January 22, 2012, 05:32:32 PM
Good Luck!!!! O0
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 26, 2012, 01:03:24 AM
Another stunner C! Well done.  :clap: You've got quite a collection of beautiful works to be proud of.  ;)
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Post by: nolan on January 27, 2012, 11:39:54 AM
this just shows how a painting can really compliment the painting and make it look even better - perfectly chosen :clap: absolutely stunning C
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Post by: C.Bodine on January 27, 2012, 02:38:50 PM
 :thankyou: everyone!

Nolan,  thanks to you and your lessons, I have been able to complete a painting like this.  I never would have believed it before I started here!  :thankyou: :flowers:
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Post by: Val on January 29, 2012, 09:51:39 AM
 :clap: Beautiful work C.  Beautiful painting, and wonderful framing. Nolan, Dennis....I think we need a wall of stars here, and C should be on it.  :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on January 29, 2012, 10:35:14 AM
Thank you, Val. I have been very surprised by what Nolan and Dennis have been able to teach a total novice like me!

Although, (don't tell anyone.... ;) ) I haven't posted any of the really bad ones, so your perception of my abilities is skewed!    ;D
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Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2012, 08:22:12 AM
C.B. I like your frame. It makes your flowers look awesome.
Nina
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Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 09:55:10 AM
 :thankyou: