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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.