When I had a recent birthday, I got a present from Jan that was a gift certificate to the local framing shop, Frame of Mine. I am not making a painting of the actual gift (the frame) but am including in this post the painting that will go in it. It is an impressionistic view of the Columbia River Gorge, as seen from the Maryhill Museum of Art. The Maryill Museum is on the Washington side and this is a view of the Oregon side as seen across the River..
It is very impressionistic and I am not sure I even like it. It is an early Spring view. There is not much green later in the year. The red is cliffs.
My plan is to enter it into a show "Earth Wind Fire" that will be at Frame of Mine in September.
The frame is distressed gold with a light blue highlight. I think it will look good, and I thank Jan for the gift certificate. That made it much easier for me.