Which frames do you like? Your thoughts are appreciated!

Today, whilst working on an illustration, I was considering framing. So far I have always either gallery wrapped (which is where you paint around the edges of a box canvas), or taken a painting to the framers and picked something that suited that painting. However, with a series of work, choosing the same frame for all the pieces can look much more professional and give the collection uniformity. This is especially good at an exhibition or a gallery, both of which I hope to resume being a part of this year when the pandemic is over.

I was specifically thinking about my watercolour series, and what colour frame best suited them and perhaps future watercolours. I intend all watercolour animals I paint (whether woodland animals like in the image below, or Safari animals, or even marine animals) to be in the same frame; or at least the ones in that particular series. The series below are the Woodland Wildlife series.

I would really appreciate your valued opinion on which colour frames you feel best suit these watercolours as a group. Imagine you saw them on a gallery wall, or in an exhibition, or just photographed on my website. Which set of frames do you think best suits the watercolours as a group? I have numbered the images, so you can just give me a number rather than describe them!

Thank you in advance. Maybe I’ll see you at an exhibition with lots of work in a uniform frame!

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  1. Jacky says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I think I like no2 best. A natural colour but not too dark and distracting, or pale and wishy washy. But, white doesn’t argue with wall coverings. Lovely pictures BTW.

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    1. Thank you very much for your thoughts, Jacky. 🙂

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  2. Hi Sarah
    I think 3 or 5 ( Black or White!)
    More modern and draws the attention to your lovely paintings
    But my husband thinks 2 which goes well with the Woodland (brown)theme!
    Hope this helps!?
    Look forward to meeting you and seeing your paintings in real life one day
    JAX X

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    1. Thank you very much Jackie. More people have been saying 3 or 5 recently too.

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