Framing oil painting

Framing oil painting

To Preserve and maintain Oil painting for years, some basic care and attention is needed, for that oil painting has to be framed. .The first and foremost step in the care of your painting is eliminating the condition which can cause the damage to your collection and the next step is to care while handling and cleaning the painting. I think Artwork should be framed for Aesthetics and Exhibition

How a Frame should be?

The most frequent question asked is How to Frame a Painting? I say it depends on many range of factors starting from the cost of the frame to aftercare of your painting. Now the next question comes in People’s minds -should you frame your own paintings? Or should you let the artist frame them? Or should you get a professional to do it for you? But my advice to have a professional framer frames your portrait-no doubt it will be worth extra money. Framing is an art in itself and to learn any art it takes time. A professional framer will have the knowledge, ability, skill and experience on how to frame the painting properly and with care.

Necessity of framing:

A picture frame has certain characteristics and functions:

• The first and the foremost are to protect and ensure long life of your painting.

• Unify the painting with the architectural style of the room as in repetition of color style or other design elements.

• Separating the painting from the wall. . In designing a frame, the effort should be to keep the picture from running into the wall, and the wall from running into the picture. A frame should try to present a maximum of contrast with the picture and the wall on which it hangs, in scale and color and texture. As pictures and walls usually contrast rather strongly with each other in these respects, the frame is apt to be as harmonious with the one as it is contrasting with the other; so this principle is often not recognized.

• Tunnel the attention of your painting so it will become Focal point of a room. The frame should give a more finished look to the painting and helps us to define the boundaries of art work. This result can be achieved subtly or emphatically.

A quality frame represents a substantial expense. A poorly chosen frame can ruin the appearance of the painting, while an appropriate one can make it shine. A Quality artist can frame all the qualities of the paintings in the frame work and make your painting live longer and oils to breath for instance. A reputable framer would know which were the appropriate materials and methods to use in each case and this would influence the price.

Is your Framing worth what you paid for?

Each frame you choose should be diversiform with different technique and material. Framing is to be of a very high quality. Each frame should be designed to complement the work of art. The stretching of the canvas has to be done with professional meticulousness. Framing materials vary in quality, cost, framing methods and also vary in the time required for framing. Make sure you get your moneys worth by getting the best of our Quality at reasonable prices.

Framing Fine Art

Framing Fine Art

When people consider buying a work of fine art, they usually focus on what kind of artwork they prefer – whether sculpture, painting or photography would be best for the space they have in mind – and then the details of what would be right within the medium, for example whether to choose a wooden sculpture or a metal one, an abstract painting or a figurative one.

All of these decisions are important, and getting them right is the only way to end up with something you’re really happy with at the end of the day. It’s worthwhile taking your time, discussing with friends or family, and going around galleries or searching online, such as on, to see what’s out there.

However, once all of these decisions have been made, there is often another decision, which is also important but often not given the consideration it deserves. That is the question of framing. Of course, this generally won’t arise if you’ve chosen a sculpture for your room, but paintings and photographs, for example, do usually require framing.

The kind of frame you choose will have more of an impact than you might think. It actually influences the impression of the work itself, and how it looks on the wall and the kind of atmosphere the piece as a whole contributes to the room. For this reason, it’s important to choose the right frame – right for the piece, right for the room, and right for you.

In some ways, picking a frame is a personal decision in the same sort of way buying art is something special to each individual. Some people can’t stand gilt frames, or anything ornate, while others hate thin frames, or dark ones. Never choose something you’re not going to be happy to see on your wall every day.

However, there are also aspects of the artwork that need to be taken into account. Not every frame will suit your piece – for example, sometimes a detailed, visually complex work will be best set off with a plain frame, as an intricate one will only detract from what’s most important – the work itself.

Your own sense of what is appropriate will be valuable here, but for guidance or for an indication of what sorts of factors are worth considering, you can speak to the person or organization you bought the work from. An artist will be able to tell you what he or she imagined for the piece when they created it, and although this isn’t necessary binding, it’s definitely something to consider. Similarly, a dealer or gallery director will be able to explain the formal considerations they take into account when framing works in their own space. They’ll also have years of experience which will help them work out what’s suitable and what’s not.

Another aspect to consider – and to let the artist or director know about if you’re talking to them about the issue – is the wall that the painting is going on. If it’s a yellow wall, for instance, you might not want a light wooden frame, as the colors might not show the painting or print to advantage. Or, if it’s a relatively small wall, you might not want to go for a thick frame, which could clutter your visual space. Take a photo of the space in question, and show it to the person you’re asking for advice, so that they have an idea of what to suggest.

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