White tray frame, gap
Paintings can be bought framed or unframed. A good frame ensures that your piece of art is shown to it's very best advantage so it's worth taking a little time to consider this aspect of your final display and many people enjoy this part of the process. You may already have a clear idea of where the painting will be displayed and this will certainly help you decide what frame would suit you best, but knowing the final site in advance isn't essential.
Paintings on deep canvas, stated where applicable, have a contemporary look even without a frame and can be hung as they are. Those on standard canvases (refers to depth of stretched canvas and not to quality) can be hung unframed but a frame definitely enhances the overall appearance of the artwork. You may prefer to choose your own frame according to personal preference and decor and if you buy an unframed piece your framer will be able to advise you.
If supplied by me, the frames are contemporary, wooden, floater frames (sometimes known as insert or tray frames) as shown in the photographs below. These look good in a wide range of settings. You may choose between black, white or a neutral/buff colour, all in a matte finish. All frames are supplied with fixings and cord. Please do discuss framing with me if your preferences differ from the options above.
Prices given for framing will vary according to size and type but to give you an idea, a white floater frame for 50x50cms will be about £50-£60; a 20x20cm work on paper, behind glass as shown below, around £40. Do email me with your requirements, or for advice, and I can be more specific.
Remember work behind glass cannot be sent in the post so you would need to arrange to pick up or, if you are local, I may be able to deliver them in person
. The alternative is to use a clear perspex instead of glass which can be sent through the post and this can be arranged if you wish. Unframed works on paper are mounted in a white mount with a strong backing board and protected in a sealed cello bag, see below. Framing may take a little while, especially if I need to order specific supplies, though I will aim to sort this for you as soon as possible once we have finalised the details.
White tray frame, with gap
White tray frame, no gap
Detail, tray frame, no gap
White frame with glass
White mountboard mat
Studies in silence, black frame
White mount in cello bag