To Frame or Not to Frame...

and also - HOW do you frame a piece??? Okay, here's the short answers: ALWAYS frame a piece of art if you can. It simply finishes it and makes it look more professional. Okay, so now you've decided to go ahead and have that piece of art that you love (hopefully) framed, how on earth do you choose amongst the many many choices?!?

Well, if you are like me, you rely greatly on the salesperson helping you. 9 times out of 10, I have been absolutely satisfied with the frames that myself (and the salesperson) have picked.

But...I definitely go into the process with an idea already in mind. So should you.

Here's all you need to know - EVERY piece of art tells a story of some kind. The frame should merely continue that story. Now, some artists like their frames to be innoculous, but, that is usually because their pieces are abstract and they don't want the frame to take away from the movement of their work. Understandable.


However, if your art piece isn't an abstract, then pick a frame that continues the story.


Example below: My latest piece (Sunset at I street) is framed with a smoky, thick, grey frame. It continues the story of the movement of the clouds in the piece, as well as the way the light hits the waves; giving the entire works a sense of deep calmness.


Should you have any questions about framing, feel free to reach out to me. :)





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