Ive run into yet another major problem in my painting adventures as we all have, fortunately we have all found eachother to help : ) So recently i've been undertaking the task of copying some of Vermeer's pieces for some good practice (and it has been quite insightful), and while the painting itself seems to be fairly straightforward ive run into a major problem with the framing. Because Vermeer lived in 17th century Europe and I live in 2021 USA obviously I cant go to the store and buy a canvas that matches the size of a Vermeer. And instead of making of making my own canvas (im too unskilled and ill-equipped) i just went and bought some 16x20 ampersand boards and wound up taping off an inch or so off the tops and bottoms to match his 16x18 dimensions. Like this.
I was under the impression that the framer would be able to fit a frame the covers the taped portion which leaves a white outter edge. I finished a Milkmaid copy and gave it to my Godfather and when he went to Michael's to have it framed it they said they couldnt cover the white edge.... Was that particular store employee just incompetent or did I really just PAINT MYELF INTO A CORNER : ))))
But seriously guys I'm kind of scared.
I know with the original Milkmaid the reason the frame is so huge is because it is also covering a large portion of canvas. I would say about the whole inner frame is covering canvas.
Any help will be appreciated.