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Framing Your Painting & How To Choose A Frame – 1st-Art-Gallery.com

August 27, 2019


First Art Gallery is the largest
producer of handmade oil painting reproductions in the world. But there
really isn’t any use for a painting if it isn’t framed or at least stretched
around wooden stretcher bars so that it can be hung and displayed on a wall. That
is why we also offer framing, stretching, or gallery wrap service, which means that
you will receive your painting ready to hang Please note: for safety reasons we are only able to ship framed paintings up to
a certain size, about 24 by 36 inches Once the maximum size is reached the
framing option is automatically disabled. When ordering a painting without a frame
the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1 1/2
half inches of white canvas on all sides so that you can easily frame it in any
local frame shop. To order a frame simply scroll down to the area below the
paintings image. Here you can find at least 20 types of frames to choose from.
You can click on the frames image and instantly see how the frame painting
will look. Once you’ve made your final selection click “Add to Cart” and complete
your order don’t forget ordering a frame is optional and when ordering a painting
without a frame it will arrive with enough blank canvas on all sides so that
you can have it framed in any local frame shop. We are often asked by our
customers to help them choose frames for the paintings they purchase from us, so
this is our guide to choosing the perfect frame. A frame does much more
than just protect your painting it enhances the image itself. it is
important that you choose a frame that won’t detract from the painting but will
complement and complete it. A good frame shouldn’t stand out so much that it puts
all the other objects in the room to shame.
First choose a complementary color the color and finish of the frame is a great
way to emphasize the artwork and also express your own personal style as well
as complement your existing interior style. Rooms with darker walls or with
lots of trim may work well with ornate frames. Any decor that is more
traditional or Victorian will accept a more ornate frame quite well consider
the overall look of your space and decide what style or feeling you’re
going for. Soft and neutral light color wooden frames such as ash bass wood
cherry maple oak poplar and walnut work beautifully with impressionist paintings
that share a similar earthy palette. black is sleek and stylish and white is
minimalist and understated. Both work well with contemporary art and black and
white pieces. For family portraits and classical paintings from the 18th and
19th century it is popular to use gold coloured wooden frames or frames covered in gold leaf which is actual gold hammered into a thin sheet and then
applied to a surface on which an adhesive has been spread. Avoid frames
that are too similar in color to your painting having a moderate amount of
contrast for example by using a dark frame with a predominantly light
painting is often helpful because it clearly separates the art from
everything else in the room. Be careful of picking a frame with a close color
that almost matches something in the painting. It is better to use a
complementary color to a similar one. When in doubt always choose an understated color rather than an overstated one. Sometimes the style of the artwork
dictates the type of frame you should pick. Abstract edgy or modern art most often look best with plain geometric frames
and little or no frills. Portraits and landscapes which are more traditional
can be paired with more traditional looking frames. In this case having some
guilt or scrollwork won’t seem out of place. Ornate frames lend an air of importance so you’ll most often see them used with
portraits of important people or paintings depicting important events.
Anything modern contemporary—pop art surreal or geometric—might do better
with a more modern frame. Please note that canvas paintings are traditionally
not framed behind glass or with a mat. Those are traditionally used for works
on paper as opposed to campus such as watercolor paintings prints and drawings.
And finally when is it unnecessary to have a frame at all. All subjects other
than portraits can look very nice without a frame and for contemporary
artwork framing is completely optional. If you’re considering not framing your
painting at all you should opt for a gallery wrap which we also offer as a
service but only up to a certain size. the term “gallery wrap” refers to the way
the canvas is stretched which is by wrapping it around the thick stretcher
bars usually at least one and a half inches thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars. This type of mounting leaves
the sides of the canvas smooth neat and free of visible staples. If you choose
this option we will continue painting the artwork beyond its edges for an
additional three inches on each side something we refer to as “bleeding” as the
paintings edges bleed beyond its borders. If due to size limitations the surface is
not available for your particular purchase and you
would still like to receive your painting gallery wrap-ready, so you can
have this done locally, simply make a request for it during checkout in the
comment section. We will add the additional three inches of painted
canvas on all sides free of charge. As always if you have any further questions regarding framing or a gallery wrap finish please contact us by chat email
or phone thanks for watching and we invite you to watch our other videos
including H ow to order the right size painting

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