I desired to share this in the blog because it’s so very odd this way things happened with this painting and frame.
In 2008 I did so a painting and just recently took it off through the stretcher bars. The painting was an unusual size, therefore, the stretcher bar frame just sat away and off to along side it from the studio. Two to three weeks ago, I’d an image which i planned to paint, because I was thinking of life’s difficulties and struggling to overcome. The picture was of the mountain, as we are decreasing through the top. I knew I needed it larger instead of perfectly square. The 26″ x 32″ stretcher bar frame was very beneficial. Therefore i developed a canvas. I knew before hand the painting was going to be called “These Mountains We Climb”.
I was just a couple of hours into it around the first day. The next day, I took the painting beside me to the beach and were able to loose the photo reference. I had to finish the painting from memory. It turned out some epic struggle in memory!
We were discussing frames this also one in particular that we had just acquired stumbled on mind. I ran into the frame shop and LO! it fit! how much of an odd size!
But here’s in which the story gets interesting, the frame originated in Christies ah. On the botton of the frame was obviously a brass label. It had, alternatives framed a painting by Frederic Remington, called “The Way Down” and featured a string of pack mules descending a mountain side.
1. The Plein air painting I had created done in the original 26″ x 32″ stretcher bars was called “Inspiration”, but was later removed and they also sat, waiting for new life, on along side it in my studio.
2. “These Mountains We Climb” is often a painting about our battles in daily life, right onto your pathway through the shadows and mountain highs. That has been somewhat included in the painting itself- having lost the reference!
3. It happened to fit the frame that individuals became of have down within the frame shop.
4. The Remington painting was concerning the decent down a mountain side, wherein the title could be taken many different ways. Which coincided with mine, though had not arrive at 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 designed for this painting. Why?! I have not a clue!! But there it is! Incidentally, the label is connected to the back from the painting and will also be sold with the painting. Things don’t really ever happen this way- fun stuff!
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