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I thought I'd 'kill two birds with one stone' today and show you the refinished frame [the one I mentioned that was free at the antique mall...remember?] and along with the frame, I finished the pencil sketch of the Wizard of Oz characters and matted it; placing it in the said frame---
Here I am, beginning the sketch -starting in the middle with Dorothy, and, to the right, working on the scarecrow's hat. Below those two photos are cropped close-ups of [in order] The Cowardly Lion, The Wicked Witch, The Tin Man, Scarecrow, DOROTHY. Then, the frame, I sanded it down to the wood, and then painted it black all around...on top of the black, I painted it silver...then 'distressed' it in spots going back to show a partial black and bare wood. Glossed it up. After that was dried, I added the "OZ" that I had done in all black. The matte is supposed to "represent" the yellow brick road in color. In real time, it IS more yellow than the photos show [LOL]... It was fun to sketch this. Of course, quite a few characters are left out, including the wizard, the munchkins, the monkeys, the good witch, auntie em and more. I wanted only the main characters. So, this is what I came up with; a collage.
A close-up of Dorothy...
"...I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
There are so many things about this movie I really like. The phenomenal sequence of changing from Black and White into living color. The tornado...the flying monkeys, the GREEN [Emerald] City, the Yellow Brick Road, the music, the witch melting...so many, many things. Oh and Toto Too!!!
And, the framing and matting---