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Old 06-22-2012, 07:58 AM
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framing - and framing app

Would love to know what you think. I started playing with the framing app on this website - it's great - you should all try it:

http://www.eframe.co.uk/content/html...me=no&md=start

and now I am totally confused, and not sure what to think about framing...I want a modern look. So, if you don't mind voting for these by number, it would be really interesting to see what you all think. If you were the buyer, which would be your choice? or would you do something else all together?
My instinct says No.6 but that is what I have usually done before. I also like the ones with no mat.....oh good grief. Too much choice.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:23 AM
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Re: framing - and framing app

Personally I'm not a big fan of light colored frames. Walls tend to be light colored and I think a light colored frame does not isolate the painting from the environment if the wall is light colored as well so my vote would be for #2, with #1 being my second choice.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:46 AM
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Re: framing - and framing app

I have to agree with David I favour #2 the painting appears brighter to me in that frame. Love the painting by the BTW.
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Re: framing - and framing app

Thanks, David and David.

I visited my pic framer today.........now am even more confused. His wife and two daughters sold LOADS recently at their open studio event, and almost all of them had white frames.

All the ones with the dark frames "stuck".

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White walls are common in the US, is that not the case in the UK? I could only see using a white frame if my wall isn't white.

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Re: framing - and framing app

I vote for #1. It is sleek and modern and pops the painting. The larger mats seem to dimish the art work. IMHO.
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And thank you very much for the link to the digital framing site!
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Re: framing - and framing app

What size is the painting? Sometimes if a painting is very small it needs a hefty frame to give it that extra ompf. Going modern... I like #4 and #6.
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Re: framing - and framing app

White or off white frames are the thing in the UK at the mo. So is framing pastels without a mount (mat). I really don't like no2. To me it dominates the painting and does nothing to enhance it. I think my favourite is, actually, no 5 though I also like 6. The wide mount would be more appropriate for a smaller painting I think so, if this is big, save a bit of money on framing by reducing the size of the mount!
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Re: framing - and framing app

It is a fairly small pic for me...about 9" square. Which is why I went for the wide mount. Yes white walls are to be found in the UK David, or off-white,or soft colours like almond, magnolia, jasmine, pale cappuccino, pale hessian, with perhaps one feature wall in a darker tone from the same family of colours.

In fact it is hard to see but No.5 is kinda like a box frame, white, probably needs either a mount with a touch of colour to see it properly or a coloured wall behind. My framer's daughters used something of this sort, and sold virtually all of them! Ruthie I think you are right about whites and off whites being popular here in the UK at the moment. and of course pictures on box canvasses with no frame at all.
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Re: framing - and framing app

I like 1 and 2 equally. In the area that I live the darker frames are more popular. #1 seems new and fresh to me. I also prefer the no mat look.
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Re: framing - and framing app

I too like 1 and 2 (but 2 feels too warm for that particular painting). White frames are all the rave in Sweden too. White and dead black. It is the current fashion.

Fashion is more important to people than the frame that will make the painting look the best, unfortunately. And white isn't all that bad, especially if the wall is white, then the painting will really shine. A dark frame on a white wall will give you a very visible frame, and yes, right, there' s a painting innit too, wow... ;-) And I really like dark frames, they make the paintings shine... Oh, well, fashion...
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I actually do really like the flat black frames Charlie! If I was forced to go for a contemporary look that's the way I'd go. A painting I currently have in a local show as a flat black frame.

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my first try at doing anything on WC I'm 82 and this is unbelievable!!
Beautiful !!I also like 6 troublecoco
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Re: framing - and framing app

I like #2, but dark frames are popular here right now. I have to say that I do like the "style" of #2, I'm wondering how it would look with a lighter color? The look is modern, maybe just lightening the color would be nice. That touch of gold finishes off the painting nicely, and I would think with a white frame it could be just right. I also like #6.

When I look at #3 I don't see the frame at all, it just blends into the white background of the computer screen. I'm thinking it would look like that on the wall too, sort of weird.

You do have to think about what is popular in your "neck of the woods". If white is what people like and want, then that's probably what you should do.
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