"Great Points Bruce. I use the PCC approach.The purpose of a frame (should one be needed) is to Protect, Present & Compliment the work. Deciding on the presentation of the work should be part of creation process. I do agree that the process is…"
I've tried finding good frames at many well known places (they shall remain nameless), but they do not specialize in plein air frames. The best service and the best frames for plein air are at kingofframe.com - Randy…"
"Anne, I am a water media painter and have done outside shows for 20 years. I watch the folks that come into my booth. I learned that if you use consistant framing , all the same profile that they tend to stay and look longer.The psychology of that…"
"Thanks for the magazine tip Bill. My husband would love it. How would you like to come and PA with us out west? Click on http://www.pleinairartistretreat.com for details. It will be a very inspiring fun weekend and it's…"
"Hey Lynne, that's great and that makes the presentation part of your responsibility as the artist. Matt cutters and frame materials are very reasonable, plus you are not locked into standard sizes and frames made in China. Have you considered a…"
"I do watercolor mostly Anne and my husband mattes and frames my work. I know I'm so special!!!!! Just lucky I guess. But if he didn't I was considering shopping at the Hobby Lobby and other art supply, or even Shopko type…"
"Hi Jay, there are so many options. I spent several years as a professional framer. Today I build very custom frames for artist to present their work. I'm a second generation artist and my father built nearly all of the frames he used in his…"
"There are so many options to presenting your work that my response is too long to expound upon here. In my work shops " Presenting Your Art" there is a consistent thyme and some basic principles must be followed. What is the purpose of…"
"I was unhappy with the somewhat gaudy commercial frames I find in most art stores. As I paint in a rather rough manner, I felt I needed a simpler style frame than available. I decided I would invest in saws, nailers and a guillotine for cleaning up…"
"I rarely frame my canvas work now. Since I began selling “direct to the public” at local art shows in Santa Fe NM I got tired of pulling about 50% of my canvases out of frames that clients didn’t want. Plus the damage a frame…"
Please help me in planning my workshop schedule for 2011. Could you take a few minutes and answer a survey that I have online? Your feedback will be extremely helpful.
BTW, should you ever want…"
"Anne, the best deal I have ever found in framing is a series of gold, ready-made frames that are sold by AC Moore. They only have a few sizes, and they are rather plain, but are finished in a gold-colored metal leaf and look great with a plein air…"
Hey Anne... so great to see you here! Please keep September 12th & 13th open to paint with us... Several plein air painters from OOPS and the Oreintal crew are gathering In New Bern on those dates to take part in IPAP's international paint out. We'll be there both days all day... join us when you can.
Just read you comment. Yes, school is in. I plan to be in two art shows next weekend. Hampstead Arts and Taste of Topsail. I'll let you know how they were.
Glad you have the Friendship piece I did. It was recently featured on Women of Onslow Magazine.