|'Into the Tall Grass' 5x7 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis|
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I admit it. I dislike framing. I don't have the patience needed to do a good job especially with framing pastels. But lately I have been asked a lot of questions about framing so I'd like to share more details about my framing. Let me say that I rarely frame my paintings. I sell most of my work online and they are sold unframed. I have two galleries that like to do their own framing which I love. The only time I frame is for shows. So I really am not an expert on framing. But there are some things I do that work well for me.
I have some favorite frames that I use. Since I don't frame much I don't go to our area wholesale places. If I want a really nice frame at a good price I will order from kingofframe.com. They have some great frames with some for $30.
But when I just need a few decent looking frames at a reasonable price I order some Plein Air frames from Jerry's Artarama. A 5x7 is just $10.59 when on super sale. Combine that with a free shipping coupon and you have a great deal.
|Black plein air frame|
Here is some information about the frames from the website:
- Solid, 3" wide moulding with raised edge
- 1/2" rabbet depth allows for glass, one mat and 1/8" backing board
- 1/4" offset clips needed for 3/4" canvas fitting
- 4 beautiful finishes: Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Black and Mahogany!
- Sturdy gessoed wood construction
- Comes supplied with D-ring hanging hardware and screws
- Available individually or in bulk packs!
- Perfect for framing anything from traditional paintings to modern prints!
|'Golden Grass' 5x7 oil on panel|
|Gold plein air frame|
How I frame: For oils it is so easy....just pop the painting in and finish the framing process. For pastels I don't use mats. I sometimes use spacers or sometimes frame right up to the glass making sure that the sandwich of painting, glass and backing are secure and can't move around. I use Tru Vue Museum glass which is worth the extra cost. When I am just putting a pastel into a frame to evaluate it I don't use any glass...it's just temporary.