The best way to show off the work of your favorite contemporary watercolor artists is to put it in a beautiful frame and keep it on display for the world to see. Liz Covington’s gallery is packed with pieces that can give any room of your home that extra je ne sais quoi through combinations of vivid colors, patterns, and imagery designed to make an impact.
Tips for Framing a Watercolor Piece
- Choose a frame that fits the painting. While it can be tempting to choose a frame that matches your decor, it may not match the artwork within its confines.
- The width of your mat matters. Mats keep the art from making contact with the glass of the frame while adding the extra space needed to draw attention to a piece of art in an elegant way. When framing, keep in mind that the standard mat width is typically between 2.5″ to 3″. Consider going wider for a larger painting, and make sure that the width of the mat and that of the frame aren’t too similar.
- Not sure what to pick? Simple is best. Consider what will be going in the frame. Is it a colorful, detailed, or otherwise busy piece? Make sure that the mat and frame you choose are complementary and draw the viewer to look at the art.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Unsure about what frame would best fit the work or what mat to choose? Talk to a framing professional at your shop of choice, and they are more than happy to make recommendations that suit both your decor and the art being framed. Framers can also re-frame pieces that have damaged or faulty frames and mats while preserving the integrity of the work.
- When in doubt, use a ready-made frame. Framing your art doesn’t always require custom-cut frames. Your local framer can cut a mat to a custom size that fits the work while keeping the frame at a standard size.
Now more than ever, contemporary watercolor artists like Elizabeth Covington are essential for their ability to lift spirits and bring joy to others through their work. You can contact the artist by email or follow her artistic journey on Instagram.