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Here’s how I have been framing my latest prints


A few people have asked me for more information about how I am framing my latest prints. Here’s some more information with photos.

My latest prints are in a panoramic profile: the carving is 4 1/2″ x 12″. I print on a 10″ x 16″ acid-free, cotton paper.

I make one kind of frame. It’s made from wood, and I use a 100% rag matt to keep the paper from the glass.

The frames have a simple, flat profile. I cover them with 3 coats of paint, and then give them a distressed effect, which brings out some of the natural aspects (like grain and occasional knots) of the wood.

I take a lot of pride in my frames, and sign them: handmade frame by Ken Swinson, just like I would the actual artwork.


If you haven’t visited my online printmaking gallery lately, I have a series of new panoramic linocuts. Here are a few examples:

The Walcott Covered Bridge – Bracken County, KY (limited edition of 16)

2 Bridges Over The Ohio River (limited edition of 16)

Covered Bridge – Goddard, KY (limited edition of 16)

Rev. John Rankin House – Ripley, OH (limited editon of 16)