Frame Selection & Sizes, Framed Canvas vs Gallery Wraps

Framed Canvas Giclees & Gallery Wraps


 Format Options & Materials:

I offer my work printed on premium certified archival Lyve Canvas. All my canvases are giclees, meaning that I use all archival materials (museum quality) and inks that won't discernibly fade for 150+ years (normal indoor lighting, no direct sun.) The canvas is coated with lacquer that enhances the fade resistance and also provides waterproofing and scratch resistance.

Framed Canvas Giclees:

  I mount the canvas giclee print on the sturdiest foam-center board available using a strong, durable and acid-free adhesive. Because my coated canvas is not susceptible to moisture, glass is not required when framing eliminating the annoying glare and loss of clarity characteristic of glass. 

I have a beautiful selection of frames for my Framed & Mounted Canvases.

My Scoop Wood Frames are available in Cherry, Walnut and Green and come in narrow and wide profiles depending on the size picture. Also available is my "New" White Wash, Navy Blue Wash, Sky Blue Wash, Taupe Wash & Brick Wash Frames, 

Square Black Frame and Wide Mahogany Frame.

The frame acts like a window, pulling you into the image giving it a 3D effect. 

Gallery Wraps:

 “Gallery-wrapped” means the canvas is stretched taut and wrapped completely around to the back of the frame so that the fasteners (staples) are not visible. I use 1-1/4 inch deep high quality, kiln dried wood “stretcher” frames.  I personally stretch each piece by hand to ensure a snug fit much like the head of a drum with no sagging. I print a mirror image on the sides that makes them look 3D coming off the wall.

Frame Selection & Size Facts.


Frame Selections :

(From Left to Right)

Wide Mahogany

Scoop Frames:

Cherry Scoop

Walnut Scoop

Green Scoop

Square Black

Wide & Narrow Washes Come In:

 White Wash

Taupe Wash

Navy Blue Wash

 Sky Blue Wash

 Brick Wash

Size Facts:

 Actual overall size when framed:  

Framed in the 1” narrow scoop, 

color wash or square black frames.

8 x 12 becomes 10 x 14
12 x 20 becomes 14 x 22

12 x 36 becomes 14 x 38

Framed in 1 1/2” wide scoop, 

color wash & square black frames.

12 x 20 becomes 15 x 23
16 x 24 becomes 19 x 27
16 x 30 becomes 19 x 33
20 x 30 becomes 23 x 33
17 x 36 becomes 20 x 39
24 x 36 becomes 27 x 39

Framed in 2 1/2 wide mahogany frame.
28 x 36 becomes 29 x 41

28 x 42 becomes  33 x 47

Matted Paper Prints


Matted paper prints are for sale at the art shows or by
calling my toll free number at 1-877-452-7468 to see what is available.

I am printing most of my images on Canvas now

so not all photos come matted.