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Framing & Details about Process | 2 Images
All paintings on this website are framed in black floater style frame. All prices include the frame. This clean, contemporary framing enhance the art without taking over the image. I usually paint on 3/8" Masonite that is tempered on both side but occasionally a traditional canvas gets used. The wood is cut, sanded, and undercoated with gesso paint. Sometimes I block in a painting using acrylics or collage and do my final painting in oils on top or I start and end with acrylics only but mostly I use oils only. After the painting is complete and dry, it is coated with a medium or Acrylic varnish. This brings out the colors and lays down an even finish.
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Frame Example
Frame Example
Frame Example
Frame Example