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solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by Trinity » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 1:58 pm

I don't get many paintings, but nearly always the artist doesn't paint the side edges of the canvas.

On a 300mm square painting a moulding covering the edges looks a bit cramped, anyone used to this kind of thing please
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by GeoSpectrum » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 4:09 pm

A floater frame or a tray frame with a good gap between the canvas and the frame edge, I sell loads of these to artists and the edges are deliberately exposed. Unless the artist wants the edges hidden then there is not much you can do about it. A reverse scoop profile might help in this case.
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by Not your average framer » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 4:19 pm

Whatecer you do is probably going to be bending the rules a bit. Could it be stuck down onto a board and then framed in a tray frame, if it's neither valuable of something of importance. Jobs like this are a PITA.
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by GeoSpectrum » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 4:30 pm

What rules? I would use screws.
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by Not your average framer » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 4:33 pm

What rules? Sticking down an original painting!
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by GeoSpectrum » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 4:35 pm

Artists do it all this time. I just make the frames.

You could also use a wide slip to give the painting a little more room.
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by Not your average framer » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 4:46 pm

I like the tray frame more! Doesn't the slip look a bit more formal.
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by prospero » Sat 01 Aug, 2020 5:24 pm

It's up to the artist to leave a little 'no-man's land' around the image. They should be aware that the edges will be masked by the
frame and compose the painting accordingly.

From a technical point of view it's preferable the overpaint onto a unimportant area on the edge than try to stop at a definite
point. This way the painter can 'follow though' with the brushwork and this give the impression that the painting continues beyond
the confines of the frame. A subtle point, but significant. I once knew a rather eccentric lady who kept a donkey and she liked to
paint him. Trouble was, she started at the back end and by the time she reached his head his nose was right on the edge of the painting. :lol:
I had to mount the paintings very carefully, but it still looked as though Neddy was rubbing his nose on the mount.
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Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

Post by Justintime » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 1:05 pm

I was going to say the same as Alan, a painted slip inside the moulding will give it the extra sense of space.

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