|Back Side of The Certainty of Youth and The Complexity of Wisdom|
In this instance the thickness of the foam core was the correct thickness to keep the painting snug. If it needs to be smaller the foam core can squish together, its kind of springy and that works too. If you have a bigger space you can use the foam core flat rather than on the side.
I find the best solution is to do a floating frame but depending on the design of the piece that is not always viable.
The gessoed panel or canvas is secured in the frame with a Fletcher's Framer's Point Driver. It's the best thing since sliced bread.
Another indispensable tool is the Fletcher PullMate, for removing the points.
|Front Side of The Certainty of Youth and The Complexity of Wisdom|
This painting is at Peterson-Cody Gallery in Santa Fe, NM., and here are a couple posts I did about the making of the work: