Thursday, 9 June 2011

When They're Gone They're Gone

Readers of our blog may remember I reported the sad death of Graham Lowe recently. Graham designed and made the Firth Painting Frame that holds your watercolour paper firmly without the use of tape or clips.

We have decided not to look for somone else to carry on making them as they were very much Graham's project so when stocks are gone they are gone. In fact we have just nine quarter imperial frames left.

The Firth Painting Frame is a similar design to the one used by the late Edward Wesson and is the  actual frame used by Dr Robin Macdonald on his DVD - Confidence In Watercolour. It is made  of two hinged sheets of wood (MDF is used to keep the weight down) that hold the paper securely and gives an attractive white deckle- edged border to your paintings. The frame fastens shut with velcro tabs. Saves all that time sticking paper down with tape. Hold paper securely  in a  breeze. Hand made in Essex.  Light weight - weights only 1lb 7 oz (0.66kg). Designed to hold a quarter imperial sheet of watercolour  paper. Price  of £23.90 includes p&p. Regretabbly these frames can only be supplied to customers in the UK due to the exhorbitant cost of shipping overseas. That costs more than the frames do!

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