I wished to share this in a blog because it’s simply so very odd like that things happened with this particular painting and frame.
In 2008 I did so a painting simply just lately removed it through the stretcher bars. The painting was an unusual size, and the stretcher bar frame just sat off to the inside in the studio. A couple weeks ago, I had a graphic that I wanted to paint, because I was thinking about life’s difficulties and helpless to overcome. The look was of an mountain, even as we are coming down through the top. I knew I needed it larger rather than perfectly square. The 26″ x 32″ stretcher bar frame worked well. I really made a canvas. I knew ahead of time the painting would be called “These Mountains We Climb”.
I was simply one or two hours involved with it on the first day. The 2nd day, I took the painting when camping towards the beach and was able to loose the photo reference. I had to finish the painting from memory. It was a bit of an epic struggle in memory!
We was discussing frames and also this one in particular that we had just acquired found mind. I ran into the frame shop and LO! it fit! what an odd size!
But here is in which the story gets interesting, the frame originated in Christies auction house. For the botton with the frame was obviously a brass label. It had, as yet framed a painting by Frederic Remington, called “The Way Down” and featured a string of pack mules descending a mountain side.
1. The Jessica Henry I had done in the initial 26″ x 32″ stretcher bars was called “Inspiration”, but was later removed and they sat, awaiting new life, away and off to the side in my studio.
2. “These Mountains We Climb” is a painting about our battles in life, the journey from the shadows and mountain highs. That has been a bit a part of the painting itself- having lost the reference!
3. It happened to fit the frame that individuals became of have down in the frame shop.
4. The Remington painting happened to be about the decent down a mountain side, whereby the title could be taken many different ways. Which coincided with mine, though we hadn’t visit my knowledge until as soon as the painting was completed and framed.
Sometimes it feels as though either the “stars align” or that for reasons unknown, this frame was meant for this painting. Why?! We’ve no clue!! But there it’s! Incidentally, the label is coupled to the back with the painting and will also be sold with the painting. Things don’t really ever happen this way- fun stuff!
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