Picture Frames for my Art Works !

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Project by Goddahavefun posted 08-24-2010 04:42 PM 1914 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a major dilema last week, Had an Art Exhibition on the weekend just past , was going to submit my art work just as canvas’s , but thought they needed that structural surround look, that you get when framed.
Had plenty of timber to play with in shed, ive never actually made frames for my works before, but felt it was time I gave it a go,

The Joys of Miter cuts hey ! a smidge out one end & you find the rest is out, luckily I remebered a trick from an old bloke, who said : “if you are going to the millimeter, always cut a bit longer & sand to the exact point youve marked !! it worked.

The frames are nothing special I admit, but I enjoyed having a go ! i was worried people might look at the frames in detail !! but someone said to me, it’s Art they have come to see, not your dodgy framework !! LOL.

P.S> I am happy to report the exhibition was a great success & my works got good reveiws !! so I could not have wished for anything more !!!

Thanks for having a look !!!


-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 04:51 PM

The frames look great Anthony, and I agree that a canvas has a nicer presentation when framed.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 05:48 PM

Nice art!

I’d go with a simple 3/8” X 1/4” wider than your canvas, black frame, or a nice middle value complimentary color of your painting. I think the brown frame is kind of killing the nice colors in your painting. You want to say, look at my painting, not nice frame…........Let the buyer worry about the frame later.

The black one seems a little bulky, heavy, influences the painting too much.

Hope I’m not offending, just my opinion. I like your art and was given this advise years ago by a good artist and have found it useful.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 08-24-2010 05:49 PM

congrat´s with the exhibition :-) and the rewiews

and its correct that a framed piece look more finished to the buyer
and from your side you don´t have to vorry about how your work
will be destroyed in a werd frame you have already desided what look
your art shuold have in a frame


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#4 posted 08-24-2010 11:08 PM

I like your artwork… Is it Acrylic? Oil?

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 03:03 AM

thanks for comments !!

1st pic is Mixed Media , Oil,Acrylic & Polyeurothane
2nd pic is Acrylic


-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 07:45 AM

great work on both the art and the frames… nice stuff…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 02-01-2011 03:26 AM

Dude, I cant believe I missed this one! Awosome work man!

-- christopheralan

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