We stock a great range of frame moldings and we will go out of our way to find the right frame choice for your artwork.
You should aim to choose a frame that will enhance your art piece but not detract from it. Take your time to try different corner samples against your artwork. You will know when a frame ‘works’ because it will look right and ‘in balance’ i.e. you don’t want a very wide red frame to go … Continue reading “Enhancing the art”
Watercolours are commonly painted onto rich heavyweight and handmade watercolour paper. These papers have very attractive edges which have not been cut. To frame this paper behind a mount would be to reduce its charm. To float or surface mount is a great option. We would try to reduce any cockling in the paper (caused … Continue reading “Framing watercolors without a mount”
Stretching canvases is a skill that most art students in the past were very good at. As the cost of ready made stretched canvases has fallen, so has the general appreciation of the skill involved in stretching a canvas. In my day we made all our canvases and prepared the surface with Rabbit skin glue. … Continue reading “Stretching Canvas”