If you’d come into the shop any time during the past year, you could have had this painting for not very much money. Like $20 or so. I can’t remember now.
But it sat there, not looking very attractive. The frame was awful. A 1980’s frame, such straight, boring lines, very tailored. Not appropriate for the flowers. I was always attracted to the flowers, and would think I needed to see what they looked like without the frame. Finally…. one day it happened.
Look how it brightened up! And look how the colors look against my living room wall at home! Yes, I brought it home thinking it might look good. More than the flowers looking good against my wall paint, the background is the color of the pottery I use in that room. The painting is absolutely perfect. So, sorry. It’s no longer for sale. I’m not ready to show how this one painting is changing that room yet, but it’s going in a whole different direction now. And I’m loving it. But now I’m on a quest to find other floral paintings and prints with these colors. It’s on a big wall all by it’s lonesome and looks odd.
So next time you see a painting or print, try to visualize it without the frame. Even if the frame is pretty it can still send a message that doesn’t fit your decor.