söndag 1 juli 2012

What a difference a frame does ...


The plan is to save up and buy a house or a bigger apartment. It will take some time, but when we do, I plan to have a wall full with paintings. Mixed sizes, motives and colors. When I was in the art supply store the other day, I couldn't resist thinking of frames, how certain paintings would look like. It will cost a fortune to get so many framed, so I bought a frame with glass. It is more affordable than getting done by a professional. I have no use for the glass, but how it made the painting "pop".


Not the best pictures, but I hope it gives some idea how it looks.

13 kommentarer:

  1. I agree. Framing adds a lot to art. I like the white here, it does make it pop. You might want to check out garage sales and second hand stores for frames. They often have art not to your preference in a frame suitable for your own pieces. My work usually ends up in a nontraditional size, so this is not always an option, but I'm trying to start creating in easily framed sizes :).

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    1. Thanks Michelle. My problem is that I don't think much about frames unless I need one. I think different kind of art need different kind of frames. Personal taste matters too.

      In my mind frames that suit my artwork is clean and simple ones. I personal like thicker deeper frames.

      Radera
  2. Yes, the white really makes the cherries pop. I like frames that don't overshadow or dominate the painting. This one suits perfectly.
    Happy Framing. he he he

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    1. Thanks Nora. Like I wrote to Michelle, I like simple clean frames, but that is a matter of taste.

      Radera
  3. A frame can almost 'make' a painting, it really sets it off ! Wish you a lot of success , so you can find a nice house for all your beautiful paintings :-)

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    1. Thanks Jane. I think a frame gives a painting a nice finish, but like Julie mention, a frame doesn't help if you don't like the painting.

      Radera
  4. Your paintings Pop anyway! Such excitement in your works, and quite a unique style. Love the way you use white.

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    1. Thanks Dan. Glad you like my paintings and that you think they "Pop". =)

      Radera
  5. .
    I happen to really like this painting of those dark, juicy cherries.

    I could see a poorly done painting in the same frame and it wouldn't help at all whereas your work holds its own with or without a frame - that being said, I agree, it does give a nice finish

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    1. Thanks Julie. I like those cherries myself. It is hard to take pictures that make a painting justice, especially larger ones.

      Sometimes I paint a painting intended keep myself, sometimes I just can't let a painting go. Luckily I paint enough to be able to save a few.

      Radera
  6. You know I agree. Frames are the finishing touch. But on the business side, they're not a good idea. Customers like to frame their art themselves to suit their decor. One word about photographing framed work: nail. A nail in a wall you call your observation wall, a wall you can hang works in progress to see how their going and also photograph them when they're too big to lie on the floor and your ladder is too short to get above them high enough to get it all in. A tripod allows you to prop the picture framed or not on your easel and angle your camera just right to avoid parallax lines. And that's all this advice lady has to offer.
    You know I like the painting; I like all of yours.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I wouldn't choose a frame for anyone than myself. As I said before, we have all different taste in things and as you said, you can easily put a bad idea in someones head.

      Radera
  7. LOVE the framed cherries! Isn't it fun to see the "finished" work all framed up? I think this painting is stunning. The frame draws attention to the AMAZING composition -- so good -- I really love your arrangement of the space and the close-up perspective. What a great piece overall. It's exciting, isn't it? :)

    SvaraRadera