We firmly believe that a frame should compliment the artwork rather than overpower it. This was perfectly illustrated recently when we framed a beautiful, detailed pencil drawing of a sunflower. The exquisite drawing would be lost against many mouldings and mounts so we had to find a simple yet suitable combination.
We decided to use one of our special bevel double mounts, revealing only a small amount of the bottom colour. This is much more subtle than a traditional double mount and is perfect for delicate artworks. We used a grey colour below, to match the pencil, with an off white top mount.
As I have said, the frame choice had to compliment the delicacy of the artwork so we chose a very thin gun-metal aluminium. It echoes the thin grey line in the mount and due to the narrow profile directs all our attention to the drawing. Because of the detail in the drawing we glazed it using Clear Colour plus UV glass as there is virtually no reflection. Any detailed work benefits enormously from this special glass, the clarity being unmatched.
We have a large selection of aluminium frames at Simon Robinson & Son. We have recently taken delivery of two new ranges of exceptionally thin profiles, perfect when keeping the framing simple and minimal.