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Framing your Paintings => Showcase your Frame => Topic started by: Lil on October 28, 2014, 03:12:10 PM

Title: bread, glass and grapes
Post by: Lil on October 28, 2014, 03:12:10 PM
  What is everyone's opinion of this frame?  Does it overpower the painting?    :confused:
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Post by: ncwren on October 28, 2014, 04:58:27 PM
Looks nice.
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Post by: Lil on October 28, 2014, 05:10:49 PM
Thanks, Natalie.  It's so difficult to chose - and expensive!
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Post by: jennylynn on October 29, 2014, 04:51:50 AM
looks good to me  O0
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Post by: Bev S. on October 29, 2014, 05:57:13 AM
Hi Lil. . . great painting, but, in MHO, the frame does detract from your painting. Sorry, that's just one woman's opinion and you can  :knuppel2:  me if I have offended you! Your work is beautifully done and is quite delicate and you don't want people to say "oh my what a lovely frame", do you?
Me, personally,  would like to see a narrow (1/4 to 1/2") light colored mat, about the same shade as the cheese or the inside of the bread, then a larger mat (2 to3"), close to the color of the fabric, then a narrow frame that is either a brown tending to the purple side to enhance the grapes, or a plain narrow soft brown, close to the color of the top of the bread. (I'm guessing at the measurements, 'cause I don't know how big the painting is)
Okay, now I'll get off my sop box and go home. . . . framing and matting is a difficult choice, but in any event, it should enhance the painting, making it pop!   
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Post by: doina on October 29, 2014, 06:37:25 AM
I totally agree with Bev
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Post by: Lil on October 29, 2014, 08:36:36 AM
Thanks for the great advice Bev.  So, just to be clear, you are saying to mat an oil painting?  What is MHO? 
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Post by: ncwren on October 29, 2014, 10:38:46 AM
My Humble Opinion
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Post by: nolan on October 29, 2014, 12:02:56 PM
it just shows how personal choice can differ. I love the frame and feel it give the painting a classical look
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Post by: May lynn on October 29, 2014, 01:03:58 PM
Dear Lil;

Myself, since this is an oil painting I would have put it in a floating
frame. (preferably black).  The frame would show off the whole painting.

You put sooooooo much work into this one and it is very well done,

Myself I wouldn't put such a fancy frame in the kitchen therefore,
I am in agreement with Bev.; redo the frame.

Just my thoughts.   Remember you are the artist you decide what appeals to you!!!!!!!!

May lynn
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 29, 2014, 01:47:18 PM
Love the painting, Lil.  As for the frame, I think the frame color goes well with the colors in the painting.  Since it looks like an old masters type of still life, the ornate frame looks appropriate to me (but I personally don't like ornate frames).

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lil on October 29, 2014, 02:42:49 PM
WOW it really is an eye opener how a frame can appeal (or not) to different people.   I was trying for the old masters look, so that's why I went ornate.  The opinions of people around me differ as widely as the opinions here, too.     Thanks everyone for the input.   :thankyou:
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Post by: Marsha (Pita) on October 29, 2014, 10:09:25 PM
I am with Nolan.... 
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Post by: Val on November 02, 2014, 01:45:22 PM
Yup, I like the frame.
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Post by: Bellarina on November 12, 2014, 03:43:40 AM
Nice choice of frame.
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Post by: CarolHorvath on November 13, 2014, 04:39:58 AM
I like the ornate with that lovely painting. I'm also in agreement with Nolan. Someone with a traditional diningroom is going to love this too!
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