Framing your Watercolor

A Watercolor Painting isn’t really done until it’s framed.

The proper matting and frame can preserve and protect a watercolor and show off it in a best way.

Every frame should be handsome by itself, but remain as a complementary backdrop to the painting.

When it’s possible, it’s always a good idea to order a custom frame made by the artisan framer.

The one from my photo is done by Ciro Scala “Scala” in Torre del Greco (Via Nazionale 32-Torre del Greco- NA) but you should seek out the best framer close to your home.

The mat that goes around your watercolor should be white, cream white, or a very light, neutral colour, such as beige or light gray.

The frame should be simple or non-distracting from the painting.

The width of the frame should be different than the width of the mat and well balanced ( here an expert framer’s advice will be very helpful).

As most watercolors are done on paper, they must be framed under glass. It’s the reason the paintings are usually shipped unframed, without heavy and fragile frames.

I’d advice plexiglas frames because the plastic can damage the art over a long period of time.

If you would like commission portrait in Watercolor for you or your friends, come to visit my Etsy Shop.

I am always happy to receive your feedbacks and photos. Feel free to contact me anytime.

Anna G.

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