Managed to frame up my Keyes in a manner that works and that actually accentuates the painting itself. Was a bit of a challenge finding a moulding that worked. But I think this looks great..and only cost $47 shipped!
it's a pseudo do-it-yourself frame site. they've got a great user interface, where you can upload an image and mock up a frame etc. and they'll ship them assembled, altho you still have to apply wood glue to the joints when it arrives. not the greatest choices of mouldings in the world, but there are def more than a few perfectly usable wood selections. and the price cannot be beat. great for originals. i've been eying this site for years now, but was always reluctant to go for it due to my lack of experience framing things myself. but for this sort of application, where glass, mattes, backboards, et all weren't required and only the moulding was needed, i thought it was worth taking a $50 chance to see how it turned out. needless to say, i think it came out amazing. its a fine line with keyes paintings. while prints look solid floated in white mouldings, i didn't think a white frame worked with a painting. i felt some earth tones were a must to break up the ominous whiteness, as well as to compliment keyes' nature motif, so the brown wood with a bit of ornate texturing and the silver inlay worked perfectly.
Here's another pseudo-custom frame job. This time the frame at least showed up sufficiently assembled. However, it was a bit more expensive ($180 shipped). Still, cheap for such an amazing JFM moulding. I think it came out great. Now if only Greg had been a little smart and not numbered them so close to the edge for a frame rabbit to cover it. Oh well. Looks amazing!
Thanks bud. I think I've made it quite apparent how much I loved this painting. Easily one of his finest works and I was happy to come away with a print. But it def looked empty and meager on the wall without a chunky, ornate frame. This moulding really completes the look, imo.
Here's the site I got it from. They only sell JFM ready-made and custom mouldings, which I can attest to are of the finest quality, and at the most affordable prices of any account holder that I could find online.
Those look even better now. Batbear & disintegration are probably my two favorite Chueh paintings in recent years. Maybe your buying, framing & hanging art is somehow tied to the earth revolving the sun?
the curtains are usually closed, but i had them open for some light. i'm by no means adequate at photography.
Lori Earley; Victor Castillo; Bethany Marchman; Brian Despain; Brian M. Viveros; Kevin Lewellyn; Melissa Forman; Krista Huot; Kathie Olivas; Chris Peters; Audrey Kawasaki; Brandi Milne; tin; Jennybird Alcantara; Laurie Lipton; Brian Horton; Michael Hussar; Scott Radke; Sylvia Ji; Mike Brown; David Stoupakis
Sadly we don't have much work on the walls, getting ready to move. But my girlfriend did find a photo of the Paul Chatem piece "Fire Brat" that she got for my Birthday a year or so back. (she took this photo, not me. I often tell her she is better at photography than I am)
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Thanks Josh. Love your Paul Chatem. Who did the little oval screaming man below it?
The oval man was painted by me, and then I gave it to my girlfriend. I have around 30 more like I am doing. The three large one by the window are 3' x 4' paintings I did for school. I just don't know what to do with them now. Too big for my house.