Framing is a very personal thing. Some people want to have their painting framed and others prefer the clean lines of an unframed piece. I can frame the piece for you or you can take it to your local framer for framing.
This is a quick look at some of the framing options.
Panels, stretched canvases, boards and paintings on paper or canvas sheets can all be framed in a traditional frame. A traditional frame is where the painting goes into the frame from the back, so a small bit of the painting around the edges will be hidden.
These two oil paintings are in a white Avignon frame and a Driftwood frame.
Oil and Acrylic paintings on canvas, panels and boards don't need glass in their frames as they'll have been varnished. If you want glass in the frame a separator can be added to keep the glass from touching the painting surface.
If you like the look of a frame with a mount then we can choose frames that have a wide space around the painting.
This painting is framed in a St Ives/Nicholson frame.
Paintings on paper or sheets of canvas can be framed with a mount and a frame behind glass. The purpose of the mount is to keep the glass from touching the surface of the painting. It prevents damage from humidity building up between the glass and the painting surface.
The cat is an acrylic painting on canvas and the sheep is a watercolour on paper.
Contemporary floater frames give the illusion that the painting is floating in front of the frame. In fact the paintings are fitted to the frame from the front to give this effect.
The hare is a resin painting on a panel in a white floater frame. The cat is an acrylic painting on a panel framed in a black floater frame.
Both panels and boards can be framed in floater frames. They go in from the front and are fixed on the back.
A close up of a painting on a panel framed in a white floater frame.
Paintings on board or metal can be framed in a shadow frame. These frames are a little different from the floater frames for panels and stretched canvas. The panel is mounted on the back of the frame with hidden fittings so it throws a shadow on the back of the frame and looks as if it's floating.
This is a resin painting on a board in a shadow frame.
This is a painting on aluminium in a shadow frame.
Both panels and stretched canvas can hang unframed. Flat boards, acrylic glass and metal sheets can have hidden fittings on the back so that they appear to float over the wall as if by magic.
This is a painting on aluminium hanging on the wall using hidden fittings so it appears to float.