Monday, October 09, 2006
oil on panel
Framing In A Pinch
A few months ago I was caught by an unexpected opportunity to do a low level group show. It was mid-summer when art sales are non-existent in my part of the world, so I don’t stock frames in the summer. What to do?
I looked around the studio and found 20 or so frames which were older styles and mis-matched. I decided to re-new them by painting them all in a neutral cream color. I painted them all with gesso first, and then used acrylic titanium buff with white to give them a warm white color. After they were painted and dry, I coated them in two coats of gloss clear polyurathane to give them a nice finish.
They looked great together because of the common finish. I was able to send out the paintings in style!!
Now I use this process on all my old frames and use them for low level shows and to hang work in the studio for visitors to see. I save the good frames for more important shows.