30 January 2015

Goings On And Doings

I've got a few things up my sleeve just now, which is quite exciting - a new approach to work being the main one, and if it works, well, fingers crossed. I'll let you know how it's going if things are looking good, no, time for a positive attitude, when things look good, so watch this space. I am excited about it though.

In the meantime, I have a few paintings in exhibition at Smithy Gallery's The Affordable Art Show. If you want to check it out, you can find the details here.

This is one of the paintings...

Fallow Fields, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

14 January 2015

Framing. Sheesh.

A gallery is expecting some paintings for an exhibition, and although I have finished the paintings on time, I still have to get them framed.

And framing decisions are petrifying. What colour frame? What width?

A mounted and wrapped digital painting of a tiger.
Mounts are next - double or single, thick or standard, self coloured core (the card that runs through the middle of the mount board) or not? What colour mount? Should I add a mount at all, or go for a slip instead - a thin, second frame that the glass sits on.

And glass. What type of glass? Anti reflection which dulls the colours, or standard glass which reflects everything surrounding my painting. There is a new glass on the market now that is so clear that it's almost invisible, but it costs a fortune - should I risk using that?

Or should I just not frame the paintings at all and just mount them and wrap them, ready to sit in a browser, letting the buyer make all the decisions?

I'm going for a lie down now, my head hurts.