Monday, August 3, 2015

Pinkie and Blue Boy: Framed (With apologies to Gainsborough and Lawrence...)

I've had these needlepoint depictions of the two famous paintings for a while. I actually received them from Nikki over at "The Hunt For Vintage" blog, when I won a giveaway on her blog back in the summer of of 2008.
I have been searching high and low since then for frames that would be suitable for the pair.
Nothing was ever quite right - or there would be only one.
Obviously, I needed two.
My search finally yielded some results.
A few weeks ago, I found a pair of matching oval-shaped wooden frames at a thrift store that I thought would work:
Admittedly, I did have to cut them down a bit more than I'd have really liked, in order to get them to fit,
but still and all, I think they look pretty good, now that they are finished:

With apologies to Thomas Gainsborough (The Blue Boy) and Thomas Lawrence (Pinkie), truly  - for it is true  that these "needlepointed" versions of their beautiful and famous works of art do certainly suffer a good deal in the translation to stitchery! Naturally, it would have been impossible to capture all of the details and nuances.
Certainly, though, they are still recognizable.
So, there's that.
And it really WAS difficult to find the right frames - so I'm happy!

1 comment:

Tina Dawn said...

They look great! Love T