The pigment for ‘Warrioress’ came from one of the only two plant pigments I’ve found out here that is light fast. This rich orange came from the root bark of a washed up sassafras tree I found in Felkins creek. Ordinarily, it’s the rocks I’m foraging out of the creek. This time it was root bark.
You can read more about the making of paint from this pigment at my Paleo Paints blog.
I like to frame paintings in a frame size larger than the painting with a double mat. Glazing should be TruVue or another brand of glass or acrylic that offers UV protection.
Regardless of what you prefer as how it ‘looks’, the following is very important: Never allow the glass (or acrylic) to touch the painting. A double mat alone will often be enough but spacers will ensure a gap between glazing and painted surface.