Monday, January 31, 2011

Finishing and starting; Part II

OK still waiting for the gesso to dry on the panels down stairs. So I finished off "Dean turns sixty" by adding eye screws and hanging wire. I use braided electrical wire because then the wire does not shift on the hanger and get the painting crooked on the wall if it gets bumped. Works real nice.

The first picture shows how I leave a gap at the top of the back stretchers, kind'a like the top of the "H".

Then the next picture shows how I attach the eye screw and wire.

The nice thing about this setup is its low cost and looks really modern since it pushes the panel out from the wall about 2 inches and this leaves a little drop shadow around the painting on the wall.