The sensible thing to do was to avoid being out amongst the missiles flying about. Before the event we completed this painting shown below……
Watercolour wash and line was the popular addition to paintings from the late 19th Century onwards. Then double colour mounts reduced its popularity; plus there was less work and skill involved. Wash and line was deemed to raise an art work out of the Hobbyist category and place it among professionals.
We do wash and line. You can choose colours, how any lines, widths. It’s applied by hand so it’s versatile. Used with discretion and not as an overstatement it will add interest and focus to all sorts of works. Even one black line around a photgraph has considerable impact for the subject. Prices depend on the size of mount and number of lines but rarely exceed £10-£12 on a large work and can be as low as £2.50 on something small. Below is a recent example to illustrate the effects.
We are keeping our policy unchanged for the weeks ahead. This means we can only work to appointments. To make an appointment, call 01792 646181, leave a message and we will return your call and arrange a time for you.
Meanwhile, work continues with a superb variety of interesting items passing through our hands. A couple of last week’s examples below……
Mich’al Rixson t/a Alan Sturk, Picture Framer, 46, Bernard Street, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0DT Tel: 01792646181: email@example.com
Appointments only has become the norm for us now. When we re-open on Tuesday January 11th 2022 we will have to keep the same rules in place. 1. Make an appointment 2. social distance 3. face mask
Meanwhile, a lot of interesting work has passed through our hands and below we show a couple of older watercolours that we have re-mounted and then added a hand applied wash and line border. Maybe you agree, its the border that adds a lot to the overall effect. It was the normal procedure at the time these watercolours were painted. We can offer it as an extra to any work and in whatever style/colour is requsted.
Mich’al Rixson t/a Alan Sturk, Picture Framer
46 Bernard Street, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0DT 01792 646181
Please note: WE CAN ONLY WORK TO APPOINTMENTS IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. Call the number above to arrange.
Meanwhile, artists are also doing their best to keep going and the picture below shows how Sian McGill (www.sianmcgill.com) is being productive on a large work for which we have made the frame and canvas.
Work levels are high and we also have continuing difficulty with supplies. So, we asking for your patience over the next few months. Also, we are having to maintain an APPOINTMENTS ONLY arrangement.
To make an appointment please call 01792 646181
Below are photos of an interesting, late 1800’s print that was in a badly damaged state. New mount, line and wash gave it a considerable improved appearance. Then, popped into it’s frame and it was ready to grace any wall.
WE are still working to appointment only. To make an appointment call 01792545181. One other thing of importance that we have to mention…..it is unlikely we will be able to complete works currently taken in before the end of the year. Some materials are in short supply over the past months but we are doing our best. Meanwhile, interesting works are being completed. Here are a couple of six-window mounted collections ready for framing.
Yes, we are continuing to work to appointment only.
Telephone 01792 646181 Tuesday-Friday 09:00 until 14:00
Below are some examples of interesting works we are framing these past few days…….
Appointments are still needed as we squeeze our way out of the Pandemic. To make an appointment call 01792 6464181 Tuesday-Friday between 09:00 and 14:00.
Below is an example of our waterline wash and line service. Based on mount size and number of lines, this one is 435 x 315mm and the four line with wash cost £7.76.
A single line for the same size mount would be £1.55; a two line £3.10 and so on.
We are still affected by the Pandemic, so……….
APPOINTMENTS ONLY To Make an appointment………..
TELEPHONE 01792 646181 BETWEEN 09:00 AND 14:00 Tuesday to Friday.
There has been a slow-down in the deliveries of some materials we use. Glass, for example is taking weeks to arrive and most of our mainstream work includes glass.
Please continue to observe Covid 19 safety advice.