|Acrylics on canvas panel, 11x14 inches|
Here's another recent painting, 11 x 14 inches on canvas panel. In response to my recent post about my liking to work on hard, flat surfaces, a reader asked about how I would present paintings on canvas panels. That is a problem, actually, because I'm not keen at this point on framing paintings. And obviously work done on stretched canvas, even the 3/4" to 7/8" traditional canvases, can be hung right on the wall sans frame.
I have a line on some inexpensive (read: cheap) plastic drop-in frames available at Michaels, should I decide to sell any of my paintings on canvas board. Those frames are black and add only a very narrow border around the panel, plus they can be hung vertically or horizontally. If I could find really narrow wood frames somewhere, I'd use them instead. Making narrow frames out of slats is too much of a hassle for me to do myself now, although I like the way they look around paintings. Another problem with framing thin panels is there's got to be a lip of wood over the front of the painting to hold the panel in. If anybody knows where to get really narrow (quarter inch border) wood frames cheaply online, please let me know.
Meanwhile, I decided to begin working on cradled panels, which are hard, flat, and built right onto a wood frame. They're definitely more pricey than canvas board, but considering that the latter need to be framed, I suppose the cradled panels really aren't any more expensive in the long run.
Have a great week. xx