I am often asked about my framing options-I don’t offer a whole heck of a lot-I usually frame with a white or off-white mat in a narrow black corporate style frame. If the work doesn’t need a mat I usually frame with a simple wooden frame having no fancy fillets, coves or bevels.
People ask why I don’t frame my very colorful images in black, “After all, the color black makes the colors in the painting really pop!” Black is a color and it is an emotionally charged color at that. I don’t want people looking at my art saying “Wow, look at that art in that black mat.” Or “Wow look at that art in that fancy frame.” People notice a black mat, a wide black frame or an excessively gaudy frame.
I want my art to be the center of attention. I don’t want people paying too much attention to the color of the mat and the frame; these things are a vehicle for getting the painting on the wall and setting it off appropriately, without become the star of the show. Mats and frames should be effective, unobtrusive, and hopefully not clash with the furniture or the artwork. In my opinion the easiest way to accomplish this mission is with the simplest display with the least emotionally charged colors and styles possible. I accomplish this mission with a white mat and and simple frame.
And that is why I don’t paint my art black with a black mat and or fancy frame. I have lots of art in nice neutral frams for sale at my website, I hope you will check it out.
Yours in Art
Jake, Artist, AKAJake.com Come Experience the Art!
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