Monday, April 30, 2012

Giveaway Winner, and a Peek at my GRANDE painting!

You'll have to forgive me....I weinee'd out of picking a giveaway winner myself. I just couldn't! Everyone has a great reason for needing/wanting $500 worth of cute business stationary. So. 
I let Random do it. 
She has no qualms, and she picked...
Which translated to comment...
 Congratulations, MaryNeff!  I'll be in touch with instructions on how to claim your prize!

And, now....a peek at the ginormo canvas I had framed last week.  It's a folk art painting by a street artist out of Rio de Janeiro - where we're moving in about 2 1/2 weeks - eeek!  Anyway, I had it sandwiched between two pieces of glass, with about a three-inch float between the painting and the frame.
The Brazilian framers thought I was "crazy American lady," but I knew exactly what I wanted, which included being able to see the raw edges of the canvas.
We paid very little for the painting, so while I wanted to honor its humble heritage, I also wanted to do it justice by framing it as a real, statement piece.
I can't wait to install it in our new apartment in Rio.
Let's hope it survivies the trip....

16 comments:

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

That is just striking! Love the way you decided to frame it as well.

Grace said...

That is such an amazing painting and really love your idea of how you decided to show the raw edges! Good luck with the move.

Matters of Style said...

Love it!!!!

melifaif said...

Yay MaryNeff!!! Ah-mazing, to say the least. Love the canvas...and it WILL survive the move. I just know it. Best wishes...

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

BRILLIANT! Did you use glass or plexiglass? If glass it must be HEAVY!

I have a piece about that size...just a canvas, I bought it in Olinda Brazil (by Recife) for pennies...I might stela your framing idea, although mine was originally mounted on a shipping crate, and the sides were painted a NEON yellow....may just be a tad bright!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Just beautiful, Alison. You were so smart to consider the piece itself when you framed it. Good luck with the upcoming move - I know how fun that can be! :)

anita said...

That painting is gorgeous! I really love how it's framed; and I love how huge it is.

Vickie H. said...

OMG!!! IT IS FABULOUS! Great JOB!!!

Anna Williams said...

That painting is completely amazing! The size is incredible and will look so amazing pretty much anywhere you put it. Very excited to find your blog - I love your style and can't wait to see your new place :) xx

Anna (My Design Ethos)

Katie said...

I really love your style and embrace of color! This brings it together with an up to date feeling. Bravo!!

Megan said...

The framed piece looks really nice! I love the exposed raw edges of the canvas and all the color.

Nancy said...

I love the painting! Good luck with your move! Can't wait to hear about it!
Nancy
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reviews said...

it looks really lovely!=)

Karena said...

Alison, I Adore this painting PLUS you framed it perfectly with the float!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Karena said...

PS you might want to have it crated for the move....

xoxo
K

Pink Wallpaper said...

i LOVE her!!!! best of luck w/ your move allison!!!