The photograph representing the artwork must be as true as possible to it. A high quality camera is used, studio lighting and post processing on the photographic image using computer software to insure a color match as close as possible to the original piece. These photographs are stored in high resolution file as an record of the original. A lower, 72 dpi, resolution image is used for displaying on the Internet.
Painting on paper is a tradition that has been around for centuries.
Unframed oil and acrylic paintings on paper are tapped to a white foam core backing placed into a plastic envelope then into a shipping envelope. If the piece is to be framed behind glass have a mat board in between the piece and class so it does not touch the class. If the piece is not behind glass don’t touch it and give it a dusting with a fine brush every once and a while.
Roland’s paintings are on non acidic archival, usually heavy weight, paper which gets a protective ground, usually acrylic gesso. This gives a better surface to paint on and if the medium is oil will protect the paper. Before the ground is put on the paper is taped down, at the edges, to a stiff surface which will act as a support for the painting process. A base color could be added. When the paintings are created paint is usually applied right up to and on to the taped edges. When the tape is carefully removed the border is reveled The dimensions describing the piece include this border.
Please know that the border created by taping was taped by eye and is not an exact measure (see photo on this page). Framing with a mat or cutting the border off are solutions if this is an issue with the collector.
As opposed to a canvas glued to a hard support, i.e. panel, these paintings have the canvas stretched around a frame made of stretcher bars. Larger pieces will have a brace or braces in the middle of the framing for support. Whether oil or acrylic these painting are mostly framed only for ascetic reasons and not behind glass.
A canvas glued to a hard support, i.e. panel. Medium pieces will have support to stop warpage. Some may be cradled with wood support all around the edges. Large canvas panels are rare because of weight issues.
Please know that some panels may develop a small warp/bend which can be temporally fixed by bending back the other way. Framing the panel with fasteners would be a permanent solution.