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Monday, June 8, 2015

Finally Hanging on the Wall

Some time ago I wrote a post about an original work of art that I bought in Mérida, Mexico.  The picture was done in colored pencil by a local artist by the name of Luis Coral, and it portrays a Mayan woman with her daughter asleep in a hammock.  Unfortunately, it has been tucked away in a closet for over five years.  I wanted to get it reframed and re-matted, and finally last month I got around to taking it in to a framing shop.  The beautiful picture is now hanging in my room.



I also found tucked away a couple of small prints by the same artist that I had bought on another trip to Mérida.  I took those in to be framed also, and they are now hanging next to the larger picture.



I also brought out an original watercolor which I had purchased a few years ago from a friend who is a talented artist.  Although the painting is of an Italian scene, it could just as easily be of Mexico, and fits in very well with the motif of the room.  I hung that one also, although I think that I will take it in to be reframed... probably a black frame to go along with the other artwork.

4 comments:

  1. I take those metal frames, buy flat black spray paint and voila, they are black and beautiful for pennies! Try it, you'll be surprised. LOVE all the artwork........truly.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara.
      Spray painting the metal frame would be cheaper, but I can't get the painting out of the frame... so I better let a professional do it. In addition, the frame has no glass, and I want the picture to be protected.

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  2. Nice prints! I love Mexican art; Diego Rivera is my favorite. Have you been to the Bazar Sabado in San Angel?

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    1. I like Rivera too. Check out some of my posts under the label of "art". I've written at least three entries about his murals.
      I went to the Bazar Sábado way back in 1973... my first trip to Mexico.
      Thanks for your comments!

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