Painting: Morning Moon over Kensington

Morning Moon over Kensington - Final

Earlier this year I created a small draft for this painting, which you can see here.

This is the final version. I designed it to be an outdoor painting, for a patio, entry way, by the pool, etc. So I painted it on a 48″ x 24″ piece of plywood I bought at Home Depot.

Now I just need to come up with a good solid frame. I am thinking barn wood or drift wood. Metal would be nice, but finding the right size seems impossible.

Morning Moon Over Kensington

Morning Moon over Kensington
Morning Moon Over Kensington, May 2014, 16″ x 20″

I considered making an outdoor painting (something to hang in a patio or an outdoor restaurant) the size of a door. The frame should be roughhewn facia board or barn wood. The surface could be an old door, or just a piece of plywood.

This painting was meant to be just a draft or a concept of what the big painting would be. The painting itself would be about three feet wide and six feet tall (1 : 2 ratio), so the center section of this draft is 10 inches wide and 20 inches tall. That’s why there are two green “frame bars” on both sides.

Draft or not, this little painting is a good work of art on its own. I’ll keep it.

Now – the problem is – I don’t have a big enough studio to do a painting as tall as a door.