I like painting abstract landscapes. And pears. With a palate knife. No brushes involved. I painted the whole thing with this:
Why are pears such a common subject? There must be something about those curves.
I used a 12 x 12 wrapped canvas, so I could have skipped the framing, but my decorating style is pretty traditional so a frame was more appropriate. While I was pleased how this painting turned out, I didn't want to splurge on custom framing.
So I started with basic wood frame from Michaels (plus a 40% off coupon).
It's a shallow frame so the canvas would stick out the back, so I added some bulk on the backside with some 1x2 I had on hand. I used wood glue and small brads to attach the four pieces to the main frame.
Next, a little sanding and a bit of wood putty to fill the gaps, followed by two coats of my favorite craft paint.
I had painted the hall to the garage red last year. I love the color, but it's a little dark. I love the way the green pears pop against the wall now.
I'm linking up...