|Previous GPP Crusade art framed and hung with related art.|
Earlier this year, I created a page for this challenge. I had originally intended to add the page to a journal I will bind with the year's challenges, but liked it so much that I put it under glass on black matting in a frameless frame. Then I set it aside not creating a place to hang it. I came across the art again shortly before Michelle put out this Crusade challenge. I was already thinking of putting a narrow black frame around it and followed through with the thought. I liked that better. Now I just had to figure out where to hang it.
I decided to move a calendar and remove a wall quilt that had been hanging beside our lower staircase for several years. It's an awkward space that gets a lot of traffic. But I forged ahead...
A grouping of related colors and inspirations made sense to me. As I wrote in the earlier post, I had been influence by Matisse to use black with the vivid colors I had laid down on my paper. A framed postcard of his art is in the grouping. Cezanne had influenced Matisse. A postcard of that art is also in the group. A print by Kandinsky that complements my color scheme and art sensibilities was added.
The silhouette painting on the far right is a watercolor that I painted several years ago and it had been in a solo position on a small wall. It added balance to my grouping and helped to fill the space.
This was a good challenge for me. It was good to put inspiration and results together. I ended up calling my painting "XO Matisse."