Wednesday, July 04, 2012

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Click Here to Bid - 4x5 inches (bidding starts at $75)

When I was chopping up panels I made an itty bitty one, for kicks. This is 4x5 inches. The scene is from an early morning walk around Greenville, NY. My solution for future small panels has been decided - I very much appreciate everyone's input! Since I already love the Ampersand gessobord surface, I am just going to buy big panels and cut them down. Because I hated gesso-ing anyway.

I also wanted to share some pics of some frames I just got from www.frankenframes.com. I love this simple, black, floating style. The awesome thing about the site is you can get any dimensions. So for example, the paintings I just posted that are not "standard" dimensions, are easily framed with Franken Frames (no, they are not paying me to say this).



Oh, and happy July 4th!

20 comments:

Michael King said...

Oops, link is incorrect.

Fran Jiménez (Âli Qasim) said...

Hola Carol. Mi nombre es Fran Jiménez(Âli QAsim). Soy un artista plástico de Granada(Andalucía) al sur de España.
Quería felicitarte por tu trabajo artístico; pues considero que es magnífico. También quería informarte que te incluí en mi blog en la lista de links de mis pintores favoritos.
Gracias por regalarnos estas maravillosas obras de arte, llenas de luz, vitalidad y color y un cordial saludo.
Atentamente: http://franaliqasim.blogspot.com.es/

Kathy Weber said...

I love Franken Frames, have ordered a lot of stuff from them over the last 5-6 years. The service is wonderful, if you email them with a question they respond very quickly. (I'm not getting paid to say this either!)

amy donahue said...

Love the faces! Looks like that link isn't working. I'm interested in checking out that Frankin Frames website. Thanks, Carol!

John Kelley said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the frames, those look great.

John Kelley said...

Oops, the Franken frame url is miss typed in your hyperlink.

Stacey Peterson said...

I just buy big gessobord and cut it too - I love the surface too much to use anything else!! I also order custom sized panels directly from ampersand for my larger paintings - they'll make them in any weird size you want if you're willing to wait a few weeks.

Cheryl Wilson - O'Pry said...

OH! I love that you shared the frames because I get to see more of those funny faces you are painting and love!! More! More!:-)

Kathleen Coy said...

Carol, I really like the look of these frames. I'm curious, how do you attach a panel to the back of the frame when there's no stretcher bars?

Thanks,
Kathleen

Terry Strickland said...

Hi Carol,

How do you attach the floater frame to panels? Normally there is screw through the back of the frame into the stretcher bars.

Thank you for your blog!

Chris Gillis said...

nice little sketch.

I've been using franken frames for a while and find them great to work with and prices are more than reasonable. their floating frames are great.

If you paint with panels they will make backings for floating frames for $3 or so which I couldn't find anywhere.

Chris

Frank said...

Hi Carol. That style frame looks great on smaller paintings. Could you post the model number for that style? Thanks.

Ann Gorbett said...

These floating frames are great. I have also used Franken Frames and have had great results every time.

Anita Tresslar said...

I also use Franken Frames and love them. Such nice people to do business with.

helen said...

Nice colors.

Margaret S Milligan said...

I may sound stupid but how does the board float in the frame? I understand that canvases ar screwed onto a floating frame but wondered if one uses a board how they could be floated

Takeyce Walter said...

Carol.
How do you frame panels in the floater frames?

Christa Forrest Fine Art said...

I love these frames - simple and modern. Thanks for the link!

Denise Rose said...

I have tons of their frames and love them! They are so easy to work with and nice people too!

David Lobenberg said...

That bearded bastard sure is ugly! Your paintings, however are beautiful!