I love the look and feel of drawings and paintings on paper and I've been exploring how to present them without glass in a way that still protects them...
My preferred method of presenting a painting on paper or canvas is to mount it on a cradled art board (which is a beautifully chunky wooden object in its own right).
First, I varnish or seal the painting with an oil medium for protection. Then I mount it onto a cradled art board which has a frame of the appropriate depth (exact depth will vary, but is usually between 1 and 2 inches). Finally I attach cord to the rear and it is ready to hang.
An alternative method is to mount the painting onto a thinner board which is then framed without glass. I work with my carpenter to construct an outer frame that perfectly compliments the painting. These look great but take slightly longer to deliver.
Traditional framing behind glass could well be the perfect fit for you and how the painting works in your home, in which case the safest option would probably be to purchase the painting unframed and then use a framer local to you once you receive it.
I will be happy to discuss any individual framing requirements you may have, so please get in touch!