Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Framing Makes All The Difference


A quick pic of some of the work that came back from the Framers. It is amazing the difference that framing makes. Suddenly your work  looks so much more polished and professional. One of the downsides of working on paper is that the works never quite look complete until they are framed. This is the first time I have had my botanical work framed professionally and it is stunning the difference it makes. This is very evident in this photo as you see the finished works still unframed grouped in with the framed work and it is obvious the difference framing makes and helps keep the momentum flowing to produce more work and to be better able to visualise the finished product.

When I saw work at Floressence 2009 I was blown away and motivated to explore botanical art more, and was so impressed by the level of professionalism of the work. Seeing my work framed has shown me the importance of good framing in the perception of work being polished and complete, even in your own mind.

Tomorrow I will be delivering three works, the magnolia, the Cyclamen and the squash, into the Botanic Gardens to the Floressence 2010 exhibition and I am quite excited to see how they look amongst the other work. So many of the artists have enormous experience and I am looking forward to see how my work fits in. I am also looking forward to Sunday when I am duty at the exhibition and I will have the chance to meet more members and hopefully will get a chance to get in and watch some of the demonstrations as well. It will be a big weekend but I am looking forward to it.

3 comments:

Karyn said...

Wow oh wow...they look SO fantastic...but of course they all did unframed as well. But it does make a difference doesn't it??? You are so clever and talented.....
Wishing you all the very best for tomorrow night and the rest of the exhibition.....I am sure you will gte soem great feedback and the fact you are willing to listen and learn from others shows your commitment to your passion.Love u oh talentes sis!!!!

Tracey Potter said...

You are right, framing work makes a huge difference, especially to works on paper, it finishes them off nicely and make them look professional. Your images look beautiful. I like your detail and realism Tracey, excellent stuff. How did the show go?

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Hi Tracey, the exhibition was a great experience, though sadly no sales. It seemed that sales and numbers were down across the board though. It was great to spend time with other society members and got some encouraging feedback so very positive all round.