Frame Fitting

When choosing your mats and frames, keep your intended viewing audience in mind. While competition jurors tend to like white mats and metal frames, art buyers generally look for color, variety and quality in matting and framing stylesD151;even if it means spending a bit more on a work of art. “Remember, they want the painting they buy to be the focal point of a room and a conversation piece,” says Bob Shoemaker, a traditional watercolorist from Ohio who’s been very successful on the art-show circuit.

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