Presentation, by which we mean for the most part framing, provides the opportunity to enhance your paintings. Frames can quietly blend your painting in with other art works and furnishings within a room, or they can work to pop the painting out. My style being an impressionist approach to painting suggests to me the use of 2 to 5 inch plein air frames for the most part for my own paintings.
This plein air painting is presented in a frame crafted from a Black Walnut tree planted in Massachusetts by my father when I was very young. I had the tree felled and milled 3 years ago, and the wood has been air dried for a year in Massachusetts and then out here for 2 more years here in California. A local crafts-person has built several frames for me, as well as other items such as a dining room table, from the wood of my family’s “Heritage Tree.”