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The Art of Collecting Minnaars
When building your collection, you may want to target specific Categories, Themes, and Mini Series. Here are some ideas that you can use for inspiration:
- Large Pieces
- Small Pieces
- Still Life
- Hidden/Rare Characters (“Running Man” stick-figure, wise owl, etc.)
- Music/Music Legends
- Conceptual Pieces
- Early Works/Lowest Numbers
- Latest Works/Highest Numbers
- Favorite Numbers
- Mediums: Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pen/pencil, charcoal, collage, silver, gold, found objects
- Mini Series – one of each
- Mini Series – acquire an entire mini series
How To Display Your Art
Most of my paintings come on stretched canvas which makes them ready to hang without a frame. Other works are painted on panels and they would require a frame from your local framing store.
How to Frame Drawings and Watercolor Paintings
Each drawing and watercolor painting arrives in a clear protective sleeve and it is best to store it in this sleeve if you will not be displaying it on your wall. Here are the best ways to display your artwork:
I recommend purchasing a frame size larger than the artwork depending on your available wall space. A border of 1 inch to 3 inches is ideal for most works. You can usually purchase a quality frame at your local craft or framing store. Next, I would have a mat cut to fit the frame with an opening cut slightly smaller than the artwork. Your craft store can cut the mat for you. Next, here is a video that illustrates how to affix the artwork.
Here is an example of a watercolor mounted and framed behind anti-reflective glass:
If space is limited and you are building a large collection, I recommend the Itoya Art Profolio which will allow you to store and display multiple small artworks. It can be purchased at Amazon, Michaels or Hobby Lobby.