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The Cygnet, 13.5 x 10.5 inch pastel in frame

The mat is an important element when framing a pastel so that the pastel will not touch the glass. SOLD

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If you have chrome furniture, then a chrome frame will look good.

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This is what I call museum matting because it is a bigger mat than usual.

The New Nest pastel painting measured only 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, same size as The Cygnet (top of page), yet it was framed in a much larger vintage frame. SOLD

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Recycling:  Back at the 2013 Art Tour, this painting Swansea was displayed in a vintage frame. It is a pretty frame, and so, I painted it white and was very pleased with the results.

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Even though this frame is bulky, it is still included with Swansea on Etsy.

I think the frame and painting go together very well.

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Here is a standard sized mat made to fit a standard sized frame from Michael's.  It is a very straight forward task to frame a 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch pastel in this way.  It goes right into the mat and the mat goes right into the frame.  This pastel is called Cat tails.

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Do you remember that TV show in the 1960s where kids painted on plexiglass?  I always wanted to try that.  Finally in 2019 I took a piece of acetate on a support down to the beach and painted these Canada Geese at the easel.  Passersby were very appreciative of it.

#1419, At the Shore, wonderama, Geese an

New Canadians painting on acetate

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Muir Gardens in a fancy frame.