Thursday, April 3, 2014
New Art: Frances Watt
A pen and ink drawing from Ebay by Frances Watt.
When I bought it, I didn't pay attention to the size because I loved it so much! I knew it had to be small because they offered free shipping, but I didn't look at the dimensions: tiny! And I love that it's tiny!
There's an Adrian Ensor photo I have my eye on (but the price tag is too high unless I can find the perfect spot for it), and the Frances Watt reminds me of it. Same feel, right? Masculine, cream, grey and black...
There are plenty of very affordable sketches by FW on ebay*, sold by Sulis Fine Art, from the artist's estate. You could pick up three and make a small series. I mean, if you love them as much as I do!
I am not sure how to frame it. It depends where it will go. An over-sized off white mat, portrait oriented, in a skinny black frame (you said you didn't like black frames! Yes, yes I did, but this is different! This is calling for black), or a simple 4-5" mat in a slim black, square or portrait frame...
* Search ebay for Frances Watt, under Art Dealers & Resellers. There are 373 hits! The most expensive is about $100, the least expensive $11. This one cost $23usd.
ps. Unrelated but not, there is a painting that I really love, I have considered buying it (I even contacted the seller and I was this close!), but I shy away from pink AND it's in Niagara so I have to beg my parents to pick it up! It's only $25 people! Oh man, maybe I should buy it...oh man! I love it so much! What do you think? It is 22x16...do you love it?? It's the ink scrolls in there that make me go wheeeee! (picture it in a white frame!)