Wednesday, June 22, 2011

presenting Arcadia


This no. 3 in the 'Arcadia' set - there are eight in all and they can all be seen here
Painted in thin oil with a gloss finish they also have a rounded edge to the panel they have as a ground. This makes them unusual and subsequently an interesting exercise to frame. With quite a clear idea about this I visited the framer but was unable to convince him that this idea would be the best for the picture - and was not encouraged to go ahead with it!
The works look a little paltry when unframed, when framed they look overdressed or overloaded. What to do? With the innovative picture format I am now faced more innovation in the framing, more thinking, more mock ups and more scratching of heads.