Friday, November 14, 2014

Framing 6"x6" Paintings

Many have asked about framing options for my daily paintings which are on sale at Daily Paintworks .  Here you go:

What does "cradled" mean?  
Cradle refers to the edge of the painting which is cradled in wood which gives the board added stability and a bit of a contemporary look (though, in the right place, these look great in traditional homes as well).
Edge is 3/4" primed, painted and sanded white. It could also be stained or painted a different color though I prefer white (very nice if your trim color is a white or off white color).  It sets the art off the wall nicely whether the walls are white or a different color.
pink flower paintings of chrysanthemum and pink hydrangea
Hanging multiples is a nice option

daily painting of flowers in acrylic on board by artist Whitney Heavey Cape Cod artist
These look nice hanging on the sides of kitchen cupboards (think alternative to hanging plates or tiles).  Nice pops of color!
New England artist Whitney Heavey acrylic painting of crab apples
An affordable option (unfinished frame for about $4-5 from AC Moore that I painted gold)...though it does obscure a little bit of the front of the art (about 1/4" on each side)

Cape Cod artist painter Whitney Heavey regatta painting
Cradle is 7/8" (ps this is an acrylic painting on paper mounted on cradled board)
Personally, I prefer to hang them unframed as I have painted and sanded the edges so that they are ready to hang on a simple nail (no wiring needed for this small size).  

If you prefer the look of framed art, there are options.  The best would be a floater frame where the painting appears to "float" within the frame
In addition to your local framers (a good option because you can see what various frames will look like),  some online retailers who sell floater frames:  
**  (offers unfinished floater frames as well as finished)

LMK if you have any other questions regarding hanging or framing.


***See you tomorrow for posting #20 of #30paintingsin30days challenge!

photo credit: Andrew Child

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