It has been a while since I last posted, and I've been busy adding the final step to completing a painting - framing! Gosh, so many choices to make, and sometimes the choices might depend upon the disposable income that's available. I want something to look professional and enhance the painting, but I also know that MY taste in frames might not be that of the buyer. So sometimes I go with a mat(s) and thin metal or wood frame. It shows nicely, and if the client chooses to have it reframed, they haven't lost the cost of a terribly expensive frame. The painting above is a pastel and has glass, so my apologies for reflections and the distortion caused by turning to avoid the reflections.
This painting is an oil so there's no glass. I chose a slight one-inch wood frame with some slight detail. It's a smaller size art piece (6" X 6") so a small frame works, I think.
You can always second-guess yourself about choices. There are many frames that would work and look pro, so you make the best decision you can. But, I must say it's a good feeling to have that piece you've been working on for sometime decked out in it's final regalia. It hides all those messy edges and gives it the final punch.