I showed this floral oil painting to you in my master bedroom progress post here.
I found it on a road trip years ago in a little second hand shop in Kagawong, a small town on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario.
Here’s the before.
Here’s a close up, just because I love it so much.
It’s signed S. Contini in the bottom right corner. Whoever you are S. Contini you’re very talented, and this painting has given me much pleasure.
Sadly, for the last year or so it’s been leaning against the wall in the upstairs hallway waiting for the bedroom makeover so it could be loved and enjoyed the way it should be.
To me the look of the frame was very heavy, and it was time to do something about that.
I still loved the painting, but the frame just wasn’t working for me anymore.
The easiest way to update the look of a framed painting is to remove the frame and hang it au natural.
I love the look of unframed canvases.
The painting was held into the frame with just 4 small nails, one in the middle of each side of the frame.
Removing the canvas from the frame was a lot easier than I thought. I was worried about damaging the canvas, but I was very gentle with the chisel and pliers so it was just fine.
Here’s the the painting with the frame again.
And here’s the after.
I have to say that I love the painting even more without the big bulky frame, which will either be repurposed or put on a summer night bonfire. I haven’t decided yet.
So, which one do you prefer… framed or frameless?