Every artist wants their work to look good. And here is a way to do it if you are on a budget.*
*"Budget" is a nicer word than "cheap and lazy" like, er . . . me.
I like a ready-made frame. I tend to paint on "standard size" canvas in order to fit my work into a ready-made frame.
Some standard sizes below:
I have gotten a lot of my frames from JFM.
The purpose of a frame is to visually separate the painting from the wall it is hanging on.
I like a wide gold frame - at least 4" wide to do this - just because I paint in a classical style.
Sometimes I choose a frame by placing my painting in a frame in Photoshop. I like to "try it on" before I buy if possible. Like this recent reject below:
I'll have to keep trying "Doris 'Granny D' Haddock" in frames until I find one I like....maybe something with a touch of silver perhaps?
There are many framers and frame companies - but fast, elegant and relatively inexpensive appeals to me.