Saturday, August 15, 2009

Madonna with Rose

First of all, let me say that Patrice O'Farrell Hinz did the painting. She had it stashed away in a folder and I fell in love with it. Because of my attraction to it, she generously made of gift of it.
The painting is very special to me and I wanted to participate in the honoring of the painter as well as the subject matter in the making of the frame. I gave it a lot of thought on how I wanted to frame it. I felt that it should have a place for a votive candle and that was my starting point.
The wood is all Walnut. I love the smell, feel and the warmth of Walnut. When it is cut the fragrance is so lovely.
I also wanted a slight Oriental feeling to the setting as well as religious feeling to the frame.
And this is how it came out. I find that sometimes things have their own pace and design and this was a case were the frame seemed to make itself.
Painting: Patrice O'Farrell Hinz, 9 x 15 1/2", oil on wood
Frame: Patrice Sieler


Phyllis said...

Such beauty and tenderness. Patrice has immense talent and sensitivity to her subject. I really like the way that you chose to frame it too. I think it would be a nice remembrance piece for one that is gone. Light a candle and bring back a memory for awhile, then let it go in peace.

patrice said...

I found a tiny saint card in one of Grandmas little prayer books and it was Our lady with the wonderful blue head covering, and then I painted her large on a spare board I had lying around in a few hours from start to finish with little forethought. I'm so glad you found her beautiful and turned it into such an altar. Every time I see it in your hall, I am amazed by the luminosity of the wood and your craftmanship.
We make a good team.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

The candle light illuminates the hand so beautifully. Patrice is make a good team!