Thursday, March 14, 2013

Beaded Scarab Painting

I have been working on some new small beaded paintings in interesting frames. The frames are included as part of the piece and each piece is custom designed to work with the frame.

I was especially happy with how this piece came out. I was thinking of the Victorian passion for naturalism. Back in those days, if you were a gentleman of leisure (do those still exist?) you would naturally become an amature naturalist, collecting butterflies and insects to mount, recording observations in a journal, and taking collecting trips through forest and field. This elaborate frame reminded me of those times.

Title: Scarab
Dimensions: The frame is 5 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2". The beaded portion is 2 & 1/4 x 2 & 5/8".
Media: antiqued brass scarab and glass beads charm sewn on Ultrasuede, + frame. The frame is included.
Year: 2013

Available on Etsy.

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