|Wine and Song|
Mixed Media 40cm x 60cm
300gsm Arches CP Watercolour Paper
Varnished on Cradled Panel
I have decided to mount this painting on a cradled wooden panel so once it has been varnished it can be hung as is with no additional framing required. I sprayed firstly with a fixative and then a couple of clear gloss varnish and once this was dry I have used golden soft gel medium to adhere it to the panel. It is drying now for 24 hours and then I will add the final coats of varnish.
One would think this would work out much cheaper than having a watercolour framed with glass but in fact the cost is about the same. The panels are not cheap and then there are all the medium, sprays and varnish costs too. The reason I am doing this is to be able to exhibit some paintings to appeal to those who do not like the weight or glare of watercolours behind glass. I must admit I also like this no glass and frame look for those of my paintings that have collage as I think they have a more contemporary feel.