I’ve been trying to get various just-about-finished stuff done. Painting isn’t as bad as textile art for the final touches, but at times it can come close. The St. Johns Bridge panels have been painted for months now, but they have never been prepared for hanging. I didn’t want to frame them because the frames would interrupt the flow of the scene. They are flat panels, so I had to find a backing for picture wire to be affixed to.
Neighbor Jim to the rescue, again:
What he devised was a frame about 3 inches all-round smaller than the panel; he made the frames and then glued and clamped them tight to the panels. This was useful in more ways than one, since plein air changes in heat and humidity can make masonite boards warp a bit. The frames pulled the paintings back into line.
This was an easier process than earlier edgings he made for my plein air panels which were lined up precisely with the edge of the paintings; the necessary precision of getting those lined up, glued, and clamped was a whole lot more persnickety work than this.
You can see that the hanging frame is pretty well hidden unless you peer along the side of the paintings.