Two paintings, separated by a common canvas
July 23, 2011 3:28 AM Subscribe
After discovering a second painting on the back of a treasured watercolor, how can I display them both?
I have a watercolor painting done by one of my husband's family members whose work we really enjoy. The glass in the frame cracked during a move and we discovered, lo-and-behold, a second painting on the backside of the first that was completely unknown for the 30-40 years since it was painted.
The painting is done on some sort of watercolor paper, about 1/16" thick. The artist used the texture of the paper to provide depth and interest to the painting.
Is there any way I can separate them or duplicate one for a separate display without losing too much of the original? Is a double-sided picture frame the best solution?
I'd love to hear any ideas or creative solutions on simultaneously displaying both works, as the artist has since passed away.
Bonus points for a solution that would allow me to send high-res or high-fidelity images or prints to our extended family.