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Painter Lesley Spanos is a California native living in Indianapolis.
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Winter Corn - Framing Idea

September 17th, 2016

Sometimes the simplest choice is the best. My painting "Winter Corn" has a lot of texture, so I didn't want a busy frame or mat. I've chosen a simple single mat in Snow White, and a clean satin black wood frame. If you want to put together this p... 

"Cherub in the Clouds" is a shot I took of a cherub painted on a carousel rounder. I liked how the clouds in the sky looked like a continuation of the painted clouds surrounding the cherub. For the frame, I chose a small profile wooden frame from ... 

I like this frame so much, I was looking for an excuse to use it. It suits my canna painting, "Tropicanna Canna," very nicely. It's sort of tropical, and echoes some of the shapes in my painting. There's a lot of texture in this frame, so I kept ... 

Picking out a frame can be confusing, so I'm here to help! For this tractor print, I chose a wide, rustic red frame. I own a couple of these frames, so I know them well. This moulding is just the right color of red - vivid enough to make a statem... 

My painting of the New York Stock Exchange looks great in this black and gold wood frame with cream mat. When I did the initial drawing for this painting, I used black marker to outline the figures, and I think the black frame helps emphasize those. ... 

Feed Me - Framing Idea

July 22nd, 2016

Sometimes the simple solution is the best. This cute little image was done in gouache in an illustration style similar to what you might find in a children's book. Since the original painting was small, I want to keep the print small as well. I'v...