This colourful mosaic reinterpretation of Lichtenstein's painting 'Girl with Hair Ribbon' required an equally bright frame.
Our clients wanted a gold frame so we offered a wide range to choose from. However, many appeared too dull next to the vibrant colours.
A simple, wide frame was chosen with a bright gold foil finish, which matched tonally against the strong mosaic colours.
The gold frame set a striking addition and new dimension to a well-known Pop Art image.
This mosaic is an example of artworks which can be commissioned from the mosaic artists or there are other mosaics available. More details available on request.
The paintings of Roberto Pagliarulo, although modern, have a distinct classical element making them congruent with traditional frame shapes. His most recent work takes inspiration from Italian landscape and culture, often including a mythical quality, drawing the viewer into a captivating perceptual experience.
The frames we made for Roberto's paintings reflect his union of contemporary and classical: the designs chosen are traditional yet simple; modern yet including shapes found on older styles of framing.
His confident use of colour means frames with a painted finish are a fitting choice. The designs chosen allow for the creation of clear, bold areas of colour to successfully frame the image.
For this oil of Hercules we enhanced the richness of royal blue with the addition of gilding along the inner section, whilst keeping the frieze a flat off white.
You can view more art by Roberto Pagliarulo and information on his website.
Also with Highgate Contemporary Art and Lena Boyle Fine Art.
Popular choices when framing small artworks include very wide, grand frames or to choose a more minimalist, slender frame. The latter was chosen for these two contemporary portraits in oil by Alexander Young MA (RCA).
A deep profile with a thin facing edge, these float frames provide an unimposing border around the paintings. The chosen colour was a complementary but not competing grey.
The paint and wash finish subtly brings out the grain of the wood to add a little texture and interest.
Alexander Young MA (RCA) studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art. He is a realist, figurative artist who paints portraits and objects found in his domestic setting. He explores the idea of taking everyday objects and through painting them transform and elevate them to see them afresh. He mainly paints in egg tempera on a gesso ground.
He has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art and Dulwich Picture Gallery amongst others with work in private and public collections. You are welcome to contact us for further artist details.
These delightful mixed-media felt art collages by Artist Lis Maimaris, were float mounted to display them in their entirety and to provide space for the three dimensional element of the pieces. This kind of framing presents the artwork as both an object and a picture.
The rich colours of the art pieces suit the warm, subdued grey mount board we used. The oak frame was stained an appropriate colour; the visible grain perfectly in keeping with the magical woodland scenes depicted in each artwork.
Mounted to Conservation level, they are easily removed from their mounts and are protected by Conservation mount board and backing. This will provide a good level of protection, so they can be enjoyed over a long time.
Contact us with your custom framing requirements. Visit our client space at Fine Artisan Conservation Framers to see our large range of frames and finishes.
When framing abstract expressionist work, like this painting on paper dated 1959 by William Gear RA which we framed to conservation level for Arthistorical Ltd, gold can be a winning and arresting choice.
With energetic and expressive art, a bold frame is often required. The water gilding on this frame complements the warm yellows and reds in the artwork while the curved astragal shape enhances the sweeping gestures used to create the piece. The shade of gold in gilding can be the difference between a warm 24ct gold and a cooler 22ct moon gold. In this instance a bright 23.5ct gold leaf was used to match the artwork.
The black outer edge adds a gentle weight, creating a union with the powerful black gestural shapes in the painting.
Another thing to consider when framing energetic art pieces is the complexity of the frame design. A uniform finish on a simple shaped frame can provide a calm counterbalance which successfully frames the artwork without being too busy or fussy. (See also the flat, neutral float frames we made for Tim Benson).
For interest about the William Gear RA painting contact Arthistorical:-
Arthistorical Ltd. is a fine art dealership specialising in European sculpture but also dealing in an eclectic range of other art, including Old Master and Modern British paintings, antique textiles and Asian works of art. The company is a member of the LAPADA art & antiques trade association and is based in Central London. www.arthistorical.com
One way to frame an expressive, textured oil painting is to contrast it with something clean, calm and simple. When we framed three epic oils by artist Tim Benson VPROI for his exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, we knew they would look great in a frame that is weighty yet subdued and unobtrusive.
Tim's signature style of framing for his oils is a square, wide-faced float frame, painted in a flat, neutral hue. The simple shape and neutral colour provide a solid, calm border that recedes, allowing the painting to be the rightful focus of attention, while the heaviness of the wide section gives the frame enough weight to be able to contain the expressiveness of the brush strokes.
For these frames we gessoed the moulding to bring an extra level of simplicity with a beautiful, smooth finish and invisible joins on the corners. The paint we used is made by The Little Greene Paint Company, the colour being one of Tim's preferred colours.
Floating is a way of framing that allows the viewer to see the entirety of the painting. It is the ideal way to frame a painting that has an impasto paint application providing a respectful distance between the frame and the artwork edge.
You can see the paintings we framed for Tim Benson exhibited in the Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries.
Tim Benson VPROI / Lachlan Goudie ROI - New Paintings
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
23rd – 28th March 2015
Open daily from 23rd March 10am-5pm, 23rd & 24th March 10am -9pm
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