“Like creating a masterpiece, quitting is an art: you have to decide what to keep within the frame and what to keep out.”
― Richie Norton (Artist)
What does framing do to an art piece? Some people believe art does not need to be framed and often when art canvasses are over an inch thick less of the art is framed. It is “in vogue” right now for artists to put their work on wooden canvasses as well.
For I as COUNT B I have mixed opinions about framing. I am for the in vogue of thick canvasses not being framed while also re-using old frames as part of blending the old and new inspiration. It is also a great way to re-use for purposes of environmental importance. My art is very much at core about blending the old with the new, traditional with the contemporary. I will always straddle both worlds.
Listed below are some examples of my work that has greatly been improved by framing. I often find thinner and smaller works of art on canvasses are greatly enhanced by framing. It is a process and greatly educational for the artist to learn how to frame. I am in the process of learning how to frame and with my partner Ron Greenfield have been able to successfully re use vintage frames for new pieces of art therefore blending the old with the new.
Example 1 “Dipped in Gold” 2019
Example 2 “The Mountie” 2018
Example 3 “Adventure into the Alps” 2019