making this: fixing up thrifted art

i bought this little painting at a thrift store and got super super excited because it looks just like hydra, the island we went to in greece for a wedding two years ago. it looks like many european islands, but omg i’ve decided it’s hydra and i found it.

so i cleaned it up a little and hung it, but from far away, the wood was totally blending into the washed out painting. i really LIKE the wood frame, but thought it needed a little more contrast to stand out.

so i painted it black.

and used my favorite easy tool, a gold leaf pen on the trim.

not sure if i made a mistake with this rash decision, but i do feel like the blues stand out a lot more now.

do we like?

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