I've been framed! Well, a couple of my paintings have been, anyway ;-)
My new life now includes painting sessions with my "painting buddy" - I feel I can say that I paint now because I go to friend Linda's place almost every Friday, and we spend the day just painting - it's officially one of those pass-times that get me into "the zone," and nothing else enters my sphere of awareness - how wonderful to have found another of those :-D.
The nice thing is that I have an awful lot of bare walls to fill up, and Rick seems to like what I paint. I looked around a bit for a framing place. I had no idea of what was a reasonable cost, and what could be done with a painting, so it took some looking, asking and comparing. At the high end was an art gallery in San José - they would mat and frame with glass my small painting for c20,000 (about $40). I kept that in mind, and checked in (and tried to check in) at a couple of other places. I finally took my painting to:
Miró Galeria y Enmarcado
San Pedro, Barrio La Garanja,
de Ferreteréa El Mar 100 sur y 25 este
2280-0672 / 2283-8081
They quoted c9,000 ($18) for double-mat, non-glare glass and frame. They even have a discount for artists who are framing their own work! Hmmm - I left my painting there, and picked it up a week later.