the acrylic sandwich picture frame
Large format, conventionally framed watercolour paintings can be heavy, so I decided to try the “acrylic sandwich” frame for one of my larger works: two sheets of acrylic, the top one coated for UV resistance, bound at the corners with metal binding posts. The problem with every new technology is the possibility of unforeseen problems. That is why I entrusted my first such-framed painting to Prestige Picture Framing in Victoria. They’ve been framing my paintings for decades and I trust them implicitly. In particular, I would like to thank Lale, who researched at length before constructing and assembling my first “sandwich”. As well as being lighter and sturdier, I am pleased to see how the painting is free to speak for itself, unrestricted by matte or frame.