Sunday, May 2, 2010
Framing (Arggh!) and a Show
When will I ever learn? Hours and hours have been spent framing paintings for an upcoming show. I undertake framing because, well...I'm cheap! I always underestimate the time it takes. These frames are made from scratch, starting from 1 x 2 lumber. Simple frames, right? Shouldn't take long, right? Wrong!
On the plus side, I really like their clean, contemporary look, with the images "floated" on background panels. The top one is a stretched canvas, floated with a recessed space around the edge, painted black. In the lower image, the canvas panel is attached to the background board with velcro strips. The painting is picking up a lot of glare in the photo, but the frame shows pretty well.
Now, the show: I'll be exhibiting some recent realist paintings at Banner Bank, in La Grande, Oregon. The show's only going to be up for a couple of days. The reception is this Tuesday, May 4th, 4:30 to 7:30 PM. If you're in the area, please come. I'll be there. (That may not be enough of a draw--did I mention they're also serving wine and cheese?)