In the frame.
Estuary Oils on board 8 x 16 inches
A wide view in a traditional style frame.
I have been hand-finishing some frames this week.
As a change from using off-white I decided to have some gold effect frames made.
The freshly made frames are quite bright so I have been
trying different ways to 'tone them down' a little.
Glazes of oils using the same hues as the painting have been applied to the frame.
Then I rubbed most of it off leaving a thin layer to dull the shine.
The outer ridged part of the frame was re-coated in a pale green/grey.
I shall leave it now. It has a softer look and allows the painting to relax.
My frames are custom made by Graham Perkins
at Forge Arts, Hackthorn, nr. Lincoln