Framing Ideas

While a deep-canvas painting on a 1.5 inch stretcher is perfectly ready for hanging, imparting a “purity” to the display of the work’s colors and textures, many people prefer a more polished look and wish to add a frame.

There is a great deal of debate about the type of frame to use. Today’s contemporary art looks great in a simple floater frame. Allowing one to match the frame to the artwork, a simple outline frame around a gallery-wrapped painting can preserve the feeling of the work without distracting from the decor in the rest of the room.

Wood Canvas Floater

Made from natural wood with smooth gesso finishes, floater frames make your art appear suspended, separating the canvas from the moulding for a stunning presentation. You may also want to use a mat. Available in profiles for standard and heavy-duty canvases, there’s a canvas frame for every style and need.

Some online sources are pictureframes.com, dickblick.com, and americanframe.com.