Unique Wooden Frame (for my oil painting)

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Project by NíccoloJosé posted 04-04-2011 07:07 AM 2999 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dimensions of the frame:
66’’ x 44’’ (1.5’‘thick)

One of my mom’s favorite painting that I did is actually one of my earlier abstract piece that i did back in college (Portland,OR). I rolled and brought back the painting to the Philippines so my mom can hang it in the living. She gave me the idea that since I’ve been making furniture, why not make a unique frame for it.

I still had a lot of small pieces of wood from the furnitures I’ve been making. And I kept most of the small piece of wood and when I’m free I’ve been assorting them by color and type. The concept I had for my frame is that it echoes and matches the painting.

The re-stretching, cutting the frame and adding all the details took me a total of 16 hours. This was a fun project and good band saw exercise. I’m looking forward to making more for my other paintings. Besides, making my frame for my painting probably double the value of the entire piece..

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#1 posted 04-04-2011 11:41 AM

beautiful painting and frame. they compliment each other beautifully

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 04-04-2011 04:23 PM

Wow! That’s just spectacular. Hope to see more of your work.

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 06:15 PM

Bold frame to match a bold painting. Great idea – the frame is just as much a work of art as the painting. Love it.

-- Ben in Va

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 09:47 PM

Any other kind of frame would not do the picture justice and the frame looks like it belongs to the picture or is it vice versa? Awesome job on both of your projects! Keep them coming.

Erwin, Jacksonville,FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 04:38 AM

Really unique, a perfect pairing for the painting. I have viewed your other postings, and read your bio as well, and I have to say that Your art and vision is also unique and wonderful, the world needs more artist like you.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 07:32 AM

Thanks guys for all the compliments.

@Larry: I’m sure there are a lot of artist like me… they just haven’t found Lumberjocks yet. =)

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 04:17 PM

...and you can paint beautifully too…wow

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#8 posted 04-17-2011 09:24 PM

I have Achromatopsia (light sensitivity and color blindness, 1 of 33,000 americans with the genetic mutation) which makes colors difficult for me, so I focus first on shapes. The abstract painting with it’s earth tones and organic lines make an amazing contrast without incongruence. Like as the colors and shapes extends into the real world, it attempts to become organized creating a barrier and a link between the two worlds.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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