Preparation for member's showcase!
Today, I drew a figure of a girl tying a curtain. This painting will be given as a gift to the main character in the painting who is celebrating her 6th birthday.
I'll post a story about this picture later. Today, I would like to briefly show you the process of preparing for the member showcase at the Millspond Gallery.
When I had my first exhibition, I didn't even know how to hang a picture. Because I digested and learned painting and the related technique on my own without formally attending an art school, there were a lot of cases where I missed out on small details. Of course, these details are still there, butI am constantly being developed.
First you need to make a wire to hang the picture on the frame. Most galleries recommend that you bring a picture with a wire attached as shown below. When attaching a wire, as shown below, (in my case, 3-4 inches high from the top), leave a free space and insert the hook. That way, when the wire is stretched, the line doesn't come out of the frame. On the right side of the back of the painting, write the artist's name, contact information, and information about the work as shown below. This will help curators to recognize and bet on their work.
In the case of watercolor, mat covers the hardboard with opening on the picture as shown below. This will protect your watercolor painting. In the case of watercolor, it is drawn with water, but it is weak against moisture. Moisture in the frame can damage the picture.
All you have to do is find the size that fits your picture and frame and purchase it as shown below.
An artist from the Night Heron Watercolor Artists group shows us how to use a mat.
Attach the picture to the back of the mat with the acid free tape below to keep it from moving.
Myungja Anna Koh