Framed Pet Portraits
I can offer an expert bespoke framing service, and can advise on mouldings which will best suit your pet portrait. A choice of mouldings are available from my supplier or from frames I have in stock. Framing is to your personal preference although I will just give you some options which will compliment.
Framing can affect the painting (or drawing) as a whole, allowing the viewer to see the whole picture rather than certain parts; making the artwork more powerful.
Spacers are inserted into the frame rebate giving distance between painting and glass for a traditional look. I prefer not to mount paintings because often tiny flecks of pastel dust will make marks. Even when they are spaced off the painting. If you prefer having a mount we will need to discuss this at the outset as it will make an impact to the overall frame size.
Framing is included in your quote and this will ensure it’s safety. Although for very large paintings this is not possible. So in this instance your painting will be shipped safely between two pieces of plywood.
Pastel paintings are framed under glass to keep the delicate pastel safe. There are some alternative choices of glass and I will explain this below:
- Low Reflection Glass
This option is a 2mm float glass which has been etched on one side. It is the etching that will reduce any glare in harsh light conditions, but it will reduce image contrast. So you may lose some viewing for pale fine detail paintings.
Professional grade pastels have very high lightfast pigments.
Lightfastness pigments is a property of a colourant such as dye or pigment that describes how resistant to fading it is when exposed to light.
- Water White Reflection Control Glass
I have yet to try waterwhite reflection control glass and it is on my list of things to do. This glass is white and does not have a green hue like normal float glass. This glass offers no UV protection at all however it is so clear that it looks as if there is no glass at all. Therefore showing pictures off to their full potential.
- Museum Grade Glass
Your next step up is what is know as museum grade glass. This is the ultimate glass of choice if it were not for the cost. It is extremely expensive as the top end of glass. Museum grade glass offers water white viewing with UV protection.
For priceless pieces of art or irreplaceable momentos this is definitely the glass of choice. Professional framers are now beginning to offer different options of glass.
Should you want a different type of glass instead of the normal float glass, please let me know in advance. As this will need to be ordered specially. I would also need to get a price and this will be added to your quote.
Choosing the right frame will enhance your painting