ART OF QUALITY PICTURE FRAMING
When we frame a picture the mat has some very basic reasons for being part of the whole framing package.
framed picture starts with the thinking process. One must ask the 1st question:
What is the general classification of this artwork?
Is it a landscape, a portrait, a memorabilia type, etc? It might seem like an over simplification, but it starts you off with a full stop and stepping back to conjure up thoughts and feelings about this landscape, portrait, architectural, memorabilia type, etc. And it is always important to keep a mind open to options especially when your creative skills are being called upon.
Consider what feelings come to you as you look at your artwork Is it a snowy winter scene in the dead of winter? Does it remind you of a summer setting when you were a child on summer vacation? Or does it help you to recall how a monument appeared to you when you visited it on your vacation last year?
Any and all of the feelings that start coming to you will bring you back to a time or setting of the artwork. Even if you were actually never at the place in your art you will recall a similar place or setting. This is one reason why we like and want to own art.
This should give you a start for any art that you are looking forward to frame.
In my next post I will lead you to our next step in quality framing your art. There are more exciting steps to come.