A Buttermere Farm Cottage

As part of the whole new website gig- it was suggested I keep a blog about my work. So I endeavour to fill this page with text about ‘what has been happening’ with frames and art. The idea being;  I will either select an artwork of the week or make a short piece of writing on how the week has gone overall. The latter being if there has not been any outstanding artworks vis-à-vis- they were all shite that week. You can't win them all ... :)

 

A Buttermere Farm Cottage

The reason I’m choosing this piece is to highlight the impact of change a frame has, in case any one is in doubt of the need and or point of acquiring a decent frame for your art work.

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     A Buttermere Farm Cottage

A Buttermere Farm Cottage

When this work came to me it was in its original frame (pictured) and mount. Both off white. Neutral shades. The reframe was called for as the mount had discoloured through time and the frame itself was coming apart at the corners.

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I selected a frame with a shape, not far removed from the original, from Rose and Hollis' range. The reason for this selection was the piece had been made by the client’s grandmother in the early 1900s, therefore keeping the frame style in check with the time. This was handfinished in ‘Studio Green’ by Farrow and Ball. A dark green ‘heritage’ colour which focuses and pulls together the colours prominent in the textile art while also giving it a sense of depth.  While the original, white frame and white mount, provided little or no depth; the work is soon drawn together by this simple transformation- aided also by the mount card. The colours are classic naturals and can be found in the image as well as nature itself. The magnificent Studio Green is dominating and imposing and makes the tapestry suddenly- a work of art.

Happily my client was delighted with the finished result and it will now look wonderful hanging in a prominent position in their home, while being a beautiful reminder of their family heritage.

The lesson; frames complete a work of art. 

Jeni Deards