Growing up in Rutland 50 years ago, I passed this view daily on my way to school.
I’ve entered the city this way many thousands of times since.
One day a few years ago I decided it would make a good painting.
I’ve been thinking about it since.
A popular question that’s hard to answer: “How long did it take you to paint that?”
Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on linen panel
A few weeks ago I received a question about frames, so here’s an answer!
Framing, of course, is a very important component of any image.
I enjoy framing my own work and offer a standard frame option for both my original paintings and limited edition prints.
Over the course of 25 years creating art my frames have evolved along with my work. That said, my frame priorities have always been high quality materials, craftsmanship, aesthetics, longevity, and cost effective value.
For a customer with specific needs or ideas regarding a frame I do recommend a quality custom frame shop, like Quest Frames in Rutland, VT.
My current standard Oil Painting frame consists of a warm grey distressed Italian moulding, combined with a deep beveled warm white inner MDF “mat”. I designed this unique frame and personally build each one in my shop. With both a traditional and contemporary element, I think they are a tasteful, harmonious complement to my oil paintings.
My current standard frame for Prints and Original Watercolor paintings are the same. The frame is a simple Amish made brown hardwood. Depending on the work, a single off-white acid free mat, or double matting with colored inner trim to accent the artwork. Tru View glass, with dust cover and professional hanging hardware installed.
Here is a link to my website Frame Page that has a little more information , including a video of me framing a print.
As always, if you have any questions at all about my frames or artwork, please don’t hesitate to ASK!
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