While I carry several different styles in stock, that doesn't mean that your choices are limited. Please give me a call for a personal consultation to discuss your particular design needs. I work with several large national frame moulding distributors on a regular basis, and can provide custom framing services from a simple gift to a whole office project. Call or email, and I can provide corner samples, and more images of frame projects.
The corner chart illustrates the main frames that I stock and hang on my art show walls. Click on any picture to see it larger in the frame information gallery.
|Redwood and Cherry3" Redwood paired with Brazilian Cherry cap
|Solid Walnut Frame3" Walnut frame with hand-carved v-groove and walnut cap
|Basic Black Laminate Frame3/4 Black Frame -- perfect for smaller groupings
|1 1/2" Black Wood LaminateWider Black Laminate frame suitable for larger work
|Palladio Hand-waxed frameBlack/brown Palladio frame with hand-rubbed beeswax finish
My favorite frame for the moment is Palladio, in black/brown. It's a mildly distressed wood frame with a beeswax finish. The dark tones complement most of the "Dakota Montana" and "Stories Told in Things Left Behind" series. I pair it with TruVue's Conservation Reflection Control glass (CRC), which pairs a diffusion layer to keep glare down, with a UV protective coating on the back. Frames are finished on the back with sturdy hangers, plastic coated wire which won't rust or stain your walls, and a black Tyvek® dust-cover.
Peaceful Easy Feelin'Horses and corral, working ranch near Hot Springs South Dakota River ViewRuins of the settlement at Lee's Ferry, this window looks toward the landing. Limited edition of 250, signed and numbered.
26 x 20" Palladio Frames with Conservation Reflection Control Glass
Another old standard is the black wood gallery frame. On the larger pieces, (20x26 and above), it's a 1 1/2" matte black style, with simple square lines. For smaller pieces, a variation of this frame in a 3/4" molding is used. And as a third option, I offer a metal frame with a brushed "Florentine" finish, also in black.
Typically with the gallery frame, I use TruVue's Conservation Clear glass, which is offers less expensive UV protection, without the reflection control. Larger pieces (up to 30x40) can be framed and glassed, either in the Palladio style, or in a black gallery frame. On occasion, I also use acrylic glazing to keep the weight down for a more traditional presentation in a frame.
Medium width black frame 8411"Door, Unopened", 16x20 showing proportion of mat and frame. Special Order only. Thin black gallery frame AF104"Door, Unopened" in thinner black wood gallery frame with conservation glass
I've also begun producing larger prints in several glassless configurations. A canvas photograph is laminated to a backing board (GatorBoard) and then framed. The backs are finished with heavy-duty hangers, plastic coated wire and a black Tyvek dustcover.
These laminated pieces also look great in my new custom barnwood frames. You can get these in a number of styles, including the Western style barnwood frame; a redwood / Brazilian cherry combination; and a solid walnut composite. Each frame is crafted by hand, one at a time. Four types of hand-made reclaimed wood frames are available to you, in sizes 16x24 on up to 6 feet wide.
48x32 "Watering Hole" in a Redwood/Brazilian Cherry custom frame. Overall size approx. 60" x 42
36x24 "Driftwood In the Moonlight", in Redwood/Brazilian Cherry. Overall size approx. 46" x 34"
48x32 "Leave A Light in the Window" framed in 3" solid walnut frame with walnut cap. Overall size 58" x 42"
You can also choose a simpler barn wood style, the Western Style frame. Constructed of simple aged wood, it frames a traditional image perfectly at an affordable cost.
36x24 "Dry Well" in Western style gray barn wood frame
48x20 Panorama "In the Shadow of the Bear" - custom made from reclaimed barnwood
For a more traditional look, I use a dark-toned 2" square frame with a 1" linen liner, as well as a wider 3" rustic frame paired with a 2.5" liner. These are lightweight, and avoid the obvious issues of shipping and hanging a larger piece of glass.
48x20 Panorama "In the Shadow of the Bear" - traditional black frame with 1" natural linen liner
48x32 "Roll Out the Barrels" framed in 3" Brown Scoop with 2" natural linen liner
The two styles with liners can be configured with different width liners. I carry three liner widths, in a natural linen: 1", 2" and 3". See the chart below for a comparison of how each looks.
|2" Antique Black Frame
|2BLK 1L2" Black frame with 1" Natural Liner
|2BLK L22" Black frame with 2" natural linen liner
|BLK2 L32" Black frame with 3" natural linen liner
|3" Brown Scoop Frame
|3BRN L13" Brown Scoop frame with 1" natural liner
|3BRN 2L3" Brown scoop frame with 2" natural linen liner
|3BRN 3L3" Brown scoop frame with 3" natural linen liner
The styles shown are by no means the only frames available to you. Please feel free to give me a call or drop me an email with your requirements. I can also post alternate ideas modelled after your room. Contact me for details on how that can be accomplished. I look forward to working with you on your next decorating project!