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Archive for July 2011

Framed Paintings Just Look Better

 

A client brought us this amazing commissioned painting. He needed it to be a little larger to fit the space he and his wife wanted to put it in. We chose a frame from Larson Juhl’s Catalina line and a nice crisp white liner to create some separation from the art and the frame. The results are obvious. Not only did we achieve the desired size but we also created an elegant presentation that highlights the paintings warmth. Next time you purchase a painting remember that a well framed painting is much better than just a naked canvas.

Wall Album

 

After my son was born, I swore I would make an album every year with my favorite photos to commemorate all the milestones.  I made one and now he’s four.  I still plan to get there, but I am a picture framer to my core so somehow I mange to get framed photos on the wall.  As much as I enjoy dragging out the albums several times a year and looking at them with the family, I get daily pleasure from the family photos on the wall.

This piece was done for a couple that have been married for 40 years and now have five grandchildren.  The families live all over the country but manage to get together once a year.  The photos were compiled from those meetings as well as from the day to day.  Multi openings such as these have a tendency to get big, which is part of the appeal, and therefor can seem cluttered.  A natural solution is to have all your photos printed in black and white or sepia tone.  The design was laid out and cut on the Wizard 9000 which was also used to add the kids’ names and birthdays.  I chose to make some of the windows rounded and some rectangular to customize it a bit more.

The beauty of a multi opening like this is that the pictures could easily be swapped out in a few years to resemble the changes in the family.  My guess is that grandma will choose to just make another one.

Denver Custom Framing

Zach and Kendra Custer have been custom framing for a combined 30 years in the Denver area. In addition to offering picture framing and portrait photography, their large gallery features local, emerging artists. Whether you're looking for affordable custom framing with superior customer service, a family portrait or a new piece of art, Anthology Fine Art is your one stop shop.

3419 S Lincoln St. Englewood, CO 80113

Tuesday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-5

Sunday and Monday by Appointmen

kendra@anthologyfineart.com

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