Sunday, June 27, 2010

Luz Sobre La Bahia

Luz de la Luna Sobre La Bahía__24x24 oil on linen___ framed for Rockport Art Festival

This painting is being packed up to go to the Rockport Art Festival next weekend. It is another night scene of La Bahia, in Goliad, TX. I hope you will "vote" for the frame you think looks best. See below. One is "warm" with reds, (frame 2) the other has cooler darks with turquoise (frame 1). These are my favorite frame these days...made of special antique tin overlay from those old tin ceilings. The crosses are my addition...Which one looks best? I can't decide...This night sky lighter is than the others I have done at my favorite Historical spot in Texas...yes, I like this place better, even, than the Alamo! It's history overlaps the Alamo, and is even more tragic...Col. Fannin and his men (about 350) were massacred here, after surrendering for their lives. Santa Anna ordered their execution. Some believe their Mexican captors did not want to kill them, but were afraid of their evil dictator....to walk these grounds, especially in the evening hours is a solemn thing, and I stop here to do that each time I am on the way to Rockport . I am usually alone....this place is NOT the tourist attraction that the Alamo is.



Frame 1


Frame 2

10 comments:

Kristin said...

I love the painting, and I think that the blueish frame (the first one) looks better, I think it suits the mood best.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kristin. Love the painting. The first frame shows the painting off best and seems appropriate for the mood.

Shane Rebenschied said...

Beautiful piece V! I love the moon, stars, and desaturated colors in the sky. I agree with the other votes, I prefer Frame 1 as it reinforces the nighttime theme.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Beautiful Moonlight! The first frame is like a picture-frame, and the second like a furnish-frame for the painting as Panel, I think...

B Lancton said...

What a beautiful piece - when I clicked on the "next" button and your blog popped up and the painting appeared, it took my breath away at first glance. Great mood. I vote for frame #1 and agree with Shane about it reinforcing the nighttime theme.

bj said...

I agree that frame #1 shows the somber feeling and makes the lights pop. I'd love to be able to visit this place and walk the grounds, too.

V....Vaughan said...

I have really enjoyed the response, which is running about 50-50. Even though these here all say #1, my e-mails are split!
I have decided that, for me, I prefer the “darker” look, because it makes the presidio itself look lighter…I think it will boil down to a “furniture decision”…whoever buys it will take the frame that matches the furniture! Hahaha
V….

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Hi V! I like the cooler first one too. I think it makes the warmer hues inthe painting pop and the other one sort of detracts from the same area. The painting is beautiful.

Karen Hargett said...

Beautiful - I like frame #1 too. Where did you get the frames?

Scarlett Clay said...

This is such a gorgeous piece--everytime I stop by your blog I see something I would love to have in my own home! Thanks for sharing your talent-God Bless!
Scarlett Clay