Wednesday, February 03, 2010

An altarpiece of sorts...

Every year several of my artist friends hold a Christmas gift exchange. We each bring something we've made and wrapped and then draw numbers to choose gifts from under the tree. Several years ago I designed and built several "altar" frames with the idea of embellishing each in a completely different manner. I sold quite a few as mirrors, each with turned "pillars", varied finials and painted finishes. I did this one just for the gift exchange as I was stumped for something unique that was more than just a painting. I neglected to get a photograph before I left for the party, and today was the first chance I had to see it again at the "winners" home. She graciously allowed me to take a snap. (Thanks Eugenia!)
The Madonna of Our Season, 18 x 28, mixed media

I'm planning on putting several more together - each with a different theme. I like the folk influence and architectural references - and they're just plain fun to work on!

I'll have to find the old 35 mm photos of the ones I did as decorative accents so that I can show the wide variety.

10 comments:

Roy said...

Wow, Patrice! That's really cool. AQnd it would be a treat to see the others, too.

DJ said...

Nobody paints on wood like you, kid!
That is one lucky winner.
Post the others when you can...

BTW, How is the weather there?
Cold, rainy, some sleet at times here in SC.)

Patrice said...

I'll try scanning in the photos tomorrow -

Thanks Roy.

And DJ - The weather is horrible. We got nearly 3 inches of cold, blowing rain today - and my horses are miserable. They have a barn, but it isn't completely enclosed so the wind becomes a big problem. Mud, mud, mud - and my driveway is now a big skidway with ruts getting deeper and deeper. We desperately need the rain to stop!

Paula Cravens said...

I love altars and have been wanting to make some some. Yours is very inspiring. I would love to see some of the others.

~Babs said...

This is just gorgeous, Patrice!
I also love the landscape in your previous post,,and the title!
:-D

DJ said...

Hey, Patrice, How is life?
{The weather? Your horses?
You OK?}
Hmmm...busy making business?
Let us know. :-)

L.Holm said...

this is fantastic, Patrice! Love the creativity involved. beautiful!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a beautiful gift Patrice! Don't you love having artist friends?

Bryan Borland said...

Oh, I love it, Patrice. My grandmother, who I describe as "low-country elegant with a Southern charm," would have paid big bucks for something like this.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I love this piece!