Thursday, December 18, 2014

Old Dog, New Trick

Helping Steve work on my plein air setup got me into the learning new things mode. So I've started learning how to cut mats and have discovered that apparently this old dog CAN learn a new trick! It's been a lot of fun, and I feel feel like my unframed pastels look nicer safely stored in archival quality mats backed with acid-free foamcore and sealed in protective bags. This also frees me up to paint nonstandard size paintings if I wish, which I often like to do. Right now I'm just doing simple single mats, but who knows? Maybe some day I'll move on up to double and triple matting too! The bags do create glare for photos, but hopefully you get the general idea...

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