To Frame or Not to Frame - Gallery

If you purchased a stretched canvas painting you can display it right away, even if the sides of the canvas haven’t been painted.

(To paint the sides or not: Some artists paint them, but others prefer not to. Leaving the edges unpainted suggests that the work can, but doesn’t have to, be framed. Some artists never paint to the edge of the canvas. They even leave an unpainted border around the front of the painting. It all depends on the artist. Personally I don’t like to see a painting where the subject matter has been painted on the sides.

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