I'm teaching with a creative arts center and they wanted a few of my encaustics to exhibit in the lobby, seen here. The area is quite spacious so I'll probably take them a few oil paintings to add to the other walls.
Because these walls are colored, the paintings' white sides really stand out. In a traditional white gallery space, however, the sides will be somewhat camouflaged, making them almost blend with the walls. That's the idea behind my decision to do white sides. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd initially planned to varnish the bare wood for a natural appearance; however, I ended up not liking the results. Black paint was the next option but then I envisioned the paintings on stark white walls, and I liked that better.