||07-10-2008 09:23 PM
ARTWORK-STRETCHING, FRAMING A CANVAS painting
Hi, I am new to this space! First time in chatroom. I am having a terrible time finding art that I like (and can afford). I have a naked wall above my sofa and am considering purchasing an "original" oil painting from Ebay. (A suggestion from someone at HGTV's RMS) I found one that I really like. These art pieces are handpainted in China and shipped from there. (Yet extremely affordable) They are not stretched or framed. (I would imagine to keep the shipping costs down.) That's fine with me, but is it really that difficult for one to do themselves without a paying a professional framer? The seller was unable to answer my question, he could only tell me that he can't stretch it for me.
If anybody out there has art experience or is a (artistic) painter, etc. ...please help. Thanks a bunch!