Picture Frames, Picture Framing and Picture Framers' Blog

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Artists’ Regrets, Mistakes and Failures of Times Past

It should come as no surprise to our readers that many of our picture framers are, were or have been artists and fine arts female artist looking back at past career mistakespractitioners.  Artists create, and once art is created, it would be anathema to secret it out of sight.  Indeed, it must be shown, displayed and exhibited. Throughout history much art has been and still produced on canvas and paper.  And art on paper is largely pencil, crayon, watercolour, gouache, charcoal or  other mixed media on paper.  As such is expedient to put this art in picture frames, in fact, what could be, more natural?  But just “ to frame” art, is that enough?  Nay, we say, if art is to be framed it must be done well, or not at all. Alas we are fallible human beings and we do not always do what we should do. On recounting their times and years past, our former artists picture framers recalled many things they wish they had done better. Their reminiscences educed a litany of common and recurrent failings, the most egregious being herewith and hereunder catalogued ... 

 
The Artists, Their Art, Their Studios & The Environment

So, you’re an artist. You draw, sketch or paint, mostly on paper.  You’re starting to sell your work and gettindisorganized-artist-studio-with-picture-framesg a name for yourself.  Your sales are increasing, but you still don’t sell most of your art, so you store it. Often you need to travel, so you leave your work, in your studio, unattended, or course, because, well , it’s not like a pet that can wander off at night, right?  But to safely store your work require some forethought and planning and chances are that you’ve been so busy that you haven’t given this topic much thought. This is where this post  “The Artists, Their Art , Their Studios & The Environment” comes in, giving you a reminder list with some of the hidden, unseen, but very real and possible  dangers of careless storage.   To begin with,  are you a smoking artist?   If so, not only is smoking bad for your own health and the art you create, but can you completely sure that you fully extinguished the last cigarette you were smoking while working in your studio ? ...