All galleries seem to have different rules about framing pictures. The Stamford Arts Centre require pictures to have mirror plates attached for hanging purposes (you can see them on this frame). We were about to package all three pictures this morning so I could check the dimensions/weight and arrange courier collection when disaster struck.
David attached mirror plates to the framed Meerkat picture, and the wood grain of the frame split .... you should have heard the language (!**!*!*!!!) the only other mount/frame I had at home which would fit this picture has non-reflective glass. Although Stamford Arts Centre haven't specifically said they don't accept non-reflective glazed pictures, most other galleries have this rule so I didn't want to risk rejection at the final hour.
Sooooooo, a quick trip to Tony, my lovely framer who doesn't keep a huge amount of framing material/mountboard in stock but has promised to get me out of trouble if I leave choices up to him. I'll pick the finished article up tomorrow morning. So I've no idea what he will select but I'm sure he'll do a great job!
That kind of upset my plans for today ... but back at the drawing board this afternoon. I've had good feedback from my client regarding progress on the wedding present portraits I'm working on. But we've agreed that I won't show WIP pictures here till after the presentation.
I will do some more on the Del Boy commission and hopefully also outline a horse which I will be working on properly after my holiday.
Happy days :-)