In my desire to get the proper frame for my mini's, I overlooked one important fact. How well does the painting stand on it's own. After all that 's what we do, isn't it? paint then it's presentation.
After my good friend pointed out, if I paint any smaller, we won't see the painting. That's when the light bulb went off, if a painting has good design, tone, light source and color, then the frame only plays second fiddle to the actual work.
Again I thank Vic, looking at these two paintings that are still not completed, I will focus on all the rules that we all work so hard to achieve.