Oil paintings on canvas are durable and should be mounted by stretching the canvas over a wooden stretcher stretcher bar. After the canvas has been properly stretched it can be hung directly from the stretcher bars or framed in a floater or traditional style frame.
- Floater Frames - are frames in which the painting actually floats in the frame - the frame does not cover the edge of the painting so the edges should be finished in such away they distract from the painting after framed. .
- Traditional Frames - the lip of a traditional style frame will cover the edge of the painting an the because oil paintings are not matted typically they look better when framed with wide frames.
- Liners - Paper mats are not used when framing an oils but linen liners and stacked frames offer an excellent solution to creating depth and unique designs.
- Frames - because oil paintings are not matted typically they look better when framed with wide frames.
Floater Frames - these are frames in which the painting actually floats in the frame - the frame does not cover the edge of the painting. When using floater frames remember that the edges of the painting will show( do they look good). Also, some floaters are extra deep and the painting sits way down - if this isn’t acceptable we need to add a charge for building blocks to raise the painting to the height of the frame.