on the framing table ...
Posted on June 19, 2014 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)
i'm a lucky man because if dreadys are cool in abstract on the computer screen they are even more so in person, in person they glow.
there's a bit of 'way' in which we frame dreadys that is a little outside the norm:
on canvas - traditionally canvas art is stretched with colour all the way around the bars of wood … but dreadys are already framed inside a line of black and so we like to leave and inch of clean white canvas all the way around the image, drawing your eye into the art. the framing can be anything simple and preferably wide. shadow box framing works well with canvases.
on paper - watercolour paper works well for dready but the framing is not so untraditional - we still like to leave an inch of white but it's no longer necessary because you can use wide matting, at least 3 inches, to draw the eye to the art in the middle. again framing is best uses simple, modern designs, thick frames … black, bronze, deep browns work well.