Sumi-e hinge mounting behind the scenes is what I’m giving you a peek at in this blog. This is one of the asides of creating beautiful sumi-e painting. When we artists are not busy making new creations, there is a lot of preparation and details that occupy our time…
I brought the work inside the house. This is my dining room table. Another table was improvised in the living room. Don’t you agree it’s time for a larger studio? I like to keep my living separate from my creating and so love my studio which I’ve grown into and almost outgrown!
Adding tables and other spaces for the process
After I have a series of tabbed sumi-e ready, I move to stage two, which is hinging onto a sturdy mat board, as this is my chosen method of display, a solution worked out with my framer, Andy, at Metropolitan Framing Company, where I will be having my One Woman Art Show on January 25, 2019.
Does it sound like it’s easy and fun? It is, but it took me maybe 8 days to successfully hinge 22 paintings, after I taught myself how to do it!
And here’s the pile I was working from. I will be matting more after I get over the crick in my neck and sell these! Below are the mat boards and prints which will be framed as well at some point.
So there’s a peek at what we do. And I still have to tweak them a bit as they aren’t as perfect as they will be! Want to learn how to do this and come help me?