Framing Tia Kratter for “California Wildflowers”

It’s always lovely to watch a show come together. But this one we’re enjoying seeing bloom before our eyes. “California Wildflowers” opens June 29, and its wonderful. My daughter Ella gets credit for the idea. (Good call, Ella.) The group show includes eighteen painters.

Here’s the Tia Kratter still life watercolor painting we’re using for the publicity, including the postcard. (If you’re on our mailing list, you should get the card next week. If you want to be on our list, shoot us an email.) “Vic’s Picks” is 10″ x 12″ (13-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ outside frame dimensions). We set it in a 2″ walnut cove profile with a gilt cove sight edge—the gold is 18 kt pale—and cushion back edge with a simple carved accent near the corners.

Framed Tia Kratter watercolorFlowers are always fun to frame because of the opportunity for harmony found in the similarity of form between the frame and a flower—how a frame radiates out from the picture like the petals of a flower.

Framed Tia Kratter watercolorWith all the rain we had last winter,  this spring brought a riot of life and color. Our painters have reveled in it all, and responded with a great variety of joyful still lifes and landscapes.

Please come join us for the opening reception, Saturday, June 29 from 2 to 4. The show runs through August 3.

The show will also be online here.

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