Friday, 1 October 2010
This is my painting, Burpee Tomatoes. I used Photoshop Elements to add a double mat and frame. The painting is 8 by 10 inches; the mat, frame and painting are 13 by 15 inches. I like a 0.25 inch neutral gray lower mat. The gray will enhance the colors in my painting. In a prior post, I wrote many people recommend that the upper mat be the complement of the dominant color in the painting. I did not like the muted red upper mat; the complementary hue of the green tomatoes. Since the green tomatoes were at the sides of the painting, I decided to try a muted green. I like this selected hue of the upper mat (1.5 inches) with my painting. If you purchase a painting, you can try different hues out on a similar software program. You would first scan the painting into your computer. You might also take your painting to a frame it yourself store and view it with different mats. Remember you should also consider the color of your walls and the overall decor.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 03:52