Every year since 1934 Las Vegan’s have celebrated Helldorado Days. The theme harkens back to our frontier roots. The celebration concludes with an art show, which I decided to enter this year, a western theme was not required.
I was honored to receive the first place award in oil painting for the piece below, “Mending Her Shoe”.
As John and I walked around admiring the other art work, several people we talked to congratulated me as well as told me how well the frame fit the painting. I truly believe that a frame can make or break a painting, and believe me, I realize how very luck I am that my woodworker husband, John is also my framer. He carved and gilded the frame especially for this painting.
It was a joint project as I found a motif for the corner, drew it, and he did the rest, a process which he has documented on his own blog here.
The painting was from a photo I took while visiting our Nevada Ballet Theatre during a rehearsal .