If you commission a pencil or soft pastel drawing, you will have to frame the artwork at one of your local framers as soon as possible.
My pricing excludes framing as it is based on personal taste and unnecessary complicates the travelling and packaging costs. Unfortunately, glass is fragile and breaks easily.
Regarding Paintings, that is entirely up to you. I create paintings on deep-edge canvas and paint the edge, so it is already hang-ready.
You need framing for the following reasons:
- To protect your artwork from dust, dampness, sun (need special glass), tearing, folding and other elements.
- To make it hang-ready
- To compliment your decor or colour scheme of your house
Extra Note: If you live in an area that is prone to dampness like coastal areas, ask your framer for an added level of protection at the back.
Always remove artworks from damp walls. If you see that the artwork got a little bit of water damage remove it from the frame immediately and place in a dry, warm area to remove excess water.