Friday, 21 September 2012

Old meets new

We've been reframing a beautiful old watercolour today as part of a set of frames for a customer. A couple of the pieces were older and a couple modern prints, we've framed all of them in waxed oak and the others were all done with double mounts. However on this one we wanted to hold onto a little more of the history of the piece, so we've used a gold fillet instead of a second mount. I've rubbed the gold back a little to reveal some of the red clay underneath, this gives it a better match to the painting, the red being seen in the rooftops in the painting, and the slightly distressed look of the gold balancing the age of the picture.

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