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09-21-2018 03:06 PM - edited 09-21-2018 03:28 PM
It's beautiful! I love it. Just a suggestion but you might think about having it professionally framed.
I used to do a lot of very fine (small stitches) cross stitches and I've both framed them myself and had them professionally framed.
I also have a friend who does oil and watercolor paintings (she even makes a living at it).
She made me understand the importance of keeping any dust off of the painting. I learned about 'spacers' put between the glass and the picture/painting itself.
A professional framer could tell you if you even should frame it or if so the best way to do it.
I know you'd want it to last forever. I would think in this case since you invested in the cost of having it done, you might want to talk to a professional framer.
If nothing else you could 'pick their brain' so to speak.
Just a suggestion. I love the way the artist managed to catch the little twinkle in Nick's eyes....that little twinkle full of mischief!
@Annabellethecat I usually do have things professionally framed. I just thought I might be able to find a nice 8" x 8" frame. I thought you were never supposed to put glass over oil paintings, but maybe I'm wrong. I do want the framing to be special. I titled the thread incorrectly. Nick was my dog that died over three years ago. Henry is the cat that I had painted. I can't believe I did that. I corrected it though.
09-21-2018 03:08 PM - edited 09-21-2018 03:29 PM
I thought your pets name were Henry (cat) & Frankie (dog)...good grief my memory is just going to pot. Anyway, what a lovely & sweet painting...Enjoy!
@kitcat51 You're right. His name is Henry. Nick was my dog that died over three years ago. Someone pointed it out to me a couple of posts up, and I changed the title in the original post. I can't believe I called him Nick.
09-21-2018 03:47 PM
I think generally that's true (about glass over oil) as it can cause major problems.
However, the thimble of knowledge I used to know....way back....I learned there are always new 'things' coming out, sometimes rules change and if I were you, just to be sure I'd ask several people.
09-21-2018 08:33 PM
As a picture framer for 43 years, I do, of course, recommend a custom framer for this beautiful painting!
Glass is not needed for an oil painting. In fact, depending on the pain used there can be a build-up of "off gassing" under the glass, even when spacers are used.
I would ask your framer to show you frames that accept a liner frame. This is usually a fabric covered frame between the painting and the frame. Liners are a visual break that act much as matting does for paper-borne art. Some frames have a liner effect built right into their design.
I love this piece!!!
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