I have discovered some amazing new frames from Germany – They are magnetic and are so easy to use; it means work can be exchanged with no hassle and there is an option to make them more secure. The only difficult bit is working out the size and mount etc. Also I had a bit of trouble initially understanding what was meant by insert frame, but actually it is just a way of creating a distance within the frame for pieces that are not float mounted so that the glass doesn’t touch the work. They are not cheap but by being able to swap work around (has to be the same size obviously), I think I will save money in the end. The mid-grey aluminium finish is working beautifully for my charcoal drawings that I am showing as part of BRINK (pic to come).
Apart from that I’ve been teaching myself to mount my work on Chinese paper using wheat starch and another think piece of Chinese paper. It is a bit or rather highly risky but I’m getting better at it.
Rather dreading the prospect of a knee replacement and not being able to get to the studio much next year, so strategy needed for work I can do sitting down!