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Black Composite

This is a pic­ture fram­ing tech­nique called com­pos­ite fram­ing (mean­ing more than one frame is used). Black on the out­side and a gold inner to focus on the pic­ture.

This frame is par­tic­u­larly suited to strong colours. It gives a pres­ence to the paint­ing when it hangs on a wall and the gold inner frame draws the eye straight to the paint­ing. It high­lights the paint­ing par­tic­u­larly well. These would be classed as mod­ern mould­ings and are quite fash­ion­able at the moment.

The paint­ing is an acrylic, painted in an oil style by Alan Kenny. This pre­mium frame is 10” x 8” and would cost €78 made to this size.

This is a very pop­u­lar frame and it is used mostly by pop­u­lar and bet­ter sell­ing artists.  We mainly use com­pos­ite frames for oils (and use mounts or mats for paper pic­tures). I always use glass as it makes the colours more vibrant. This black frame is par­tic­u­larly suit­able for strong colours, how­ever, a frame like this will dom­i­nate other framed items around it unless thay are also in black. If they are not black fames then I rec­om­mend that this should be hung on its own.

 

 

 

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