I have just got some work back from being framed, and I am very pleased with the result. Frames can totally change the appearence of the work, the trick is to select according to the subject, and where you ultimately expect to them to hang. The frame is like the full stop, the final step in the process. Frames can make statements about all manner of things, for example, they used to be huge heavy carved and gilded, ornate frames that were to be hung in places owned by the very wealthy and so had to fit in with their surroundings. A frame can make a cultural statement, or a fiscal statement, however today, a lot of paintings/panels are not framed at all, which is in its self a statement, perhaps of less formality or of a modern interior.As far as my work is concerned, I frame smaller pieces, but the larger panels of necessity stand on there own, unframed.

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