|Wood frame and 8ply matte|
|foam core spacer and hinged matte|
The solution right now is to use dark plein air style frames in standard sizes. This is a BIG move for me!! I found several sources for these frames. I first ordered sample frames to make sure I was going to get what I expected and that the company could deliver on time and in the quantities that I need. I ended up with Art Ready Frames in Redmond Washington. I bought some 9x12 pieces of museum glass on ebay. A lot cheaper than retail and I bought a 16 piece box of 16x20 from a local framing supplier, Framers Inventory for $335.00. Pricey, but still a bargin. The odd sizes, I'll have to have cut and bite the bullet on. I think I will come out ahead though, since I'm not using mattes and spacers. I end up spending about the same on the new frames but minus the hassle of a white matte and a nice individual shipping box/transport box for each piece. I also think that the new figure work looks appropriate in this style of frame.
|Plein air style frame with clear plastic spacer and museum glass|
Lastly, I spent some time updating my blog this weekend, with a slightly new look, links on the header to my website, workshops etc. Coming soon will be online registration some of the workshops!! Thanks for reading!!