Friday, August 10, 2012

Simple and affordable way to frame paintings


For the past few years I’ve been helping my good friend, the artist Francis Cunningham frame his paintings for exhibitions.  Early on we decided that a simple walnut strip frame would be a good choice and that’s how I’ve been framing his work. Some good reasons for framing with a strip frame is:
1 -   it is simple and affordable
2 -   a strip frame is easily removed and reused if a client wants to have the painting re-framed in something different
3 -   a strip frame will help to protect the edge and corners of a painting when being moved or stored.  To see my video on how I frame a painting with a strip frame, click the link
See Video 

Summer in the Berkshires
Paintings by Francis Cunningham, at Laurel Tracey Gallery

Francis Cunningham
in front of his painting
Back Pasture Landscape (2003) Oil on linen 29 x 40

4 comments:

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks, Jon! Wonderful, informative video! Am going to try it with an odd size painting rather than have to get a custom one. Thanks for sharing!

Tim Robinson said...

Like your stop block and mitre box. I would like to make that. Like the molding runway, neat ideas. Thank you!
Btw, your 1959 painting you restored is a pier it seems to me and if you rotate it 90 degrees counterclockwise you may agree, cheers.
Tim

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Louise Lamirande said...

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