For that reason, a quick visit to the gallery usually reveals a number of paintings floating around without frames. You will find them leaning under tables, perched on chairs, nestled into a plate stand, hung on the wall, and even stacked up waiting for a frame.
After all, No frame is better than a bad frame!I buy a lot of antique frames for this very purpose. Not that there's anything wrong with new frames, but I prefer the old ones. They integrate much more effectively and anything with patina and character is usually much better than not (wrinkles and gray hair included). So I've detailed a few pieces that have been in the gallery for a while- and the frames that I think will bring out the better qualities of both the painting as well as the frame.
One wonderful by-product from this process is that we recycle the left over pieces of frames to create our 'Bee's' (pictured bottom right)