We work closely with a number of very high quality bespoke framers here in the UK for our dog oil portraits and our pencil portraits too. Framing is an optional service we provide for our pet portraits clients, being the final step in the pet portraits development. Framing is a very important part of our process. It is essential to use not only an experienced framer, but one who uses high quality materials and who is going to choose the right frame for you.
This is why we have searched the UK for framers that we feel are the best available to created hand made and had crafted frames bespoke for each of our clients. There are plenty of choices when it comes to framing and we are more than happy to work with you to get the perfect result. Have a look at some of our bespoke frames below that we have used for our previous dog portraits. If you are looking for something specific we have access to many different mouldings, just let us know what you are looking for and I'm sure we can find a frame perfect for you and your pet portrait!
The Kensington frame is simply stunning! It will definitely make a statement in any room and looks like a frame that you would find in a stately home. The frame is bespoke handmade and hand finished with an aged effect. Frames can be finished in a variety of ways so if you wanted this frame with a more bronze feel, or a lighter aged feel - or even painted using farrow and ball colours, our framers can do this for you.
The Bayswater Frames below is becoming one of our most popular range of frames for our dog portraits. All of our frames are made bespoke and the Bayswater Aged is hand painted and hand finished bespoke by our framers depending on your preferences and the overall colours of your portrait. You can see in the photos below that the three frames are all different finishes using the same moulding. The frame quality is out of this world and if you order this one, you will not be disappointed!
We started to use the Knightsbridge Gold frame when we were asked to match some framing that a client already had in his home. Our client wanted his dog portrait to be in the same room and ideally wanted it to match his other frames. Our framers were able to very closely match our clients frames as they hand make all of their frames. Our client was thrilled. Over the years other clients have asked for this frame too as it is so beautiful. Our framers can create this moulding in varying widths and we have used it for small 12 x 10 oil paintings and wider versions for larger sized oil pet portraits too.
Chelsea frame has beautiful leaf details on its corners, which in effect hides the mitred edge of the moulding. Framing is available with or without these leaf details, it is completely bespoke for each client and can be created in gold, silver, bronze or any painted colour you would like. Our framers use Farrow and Ball colours to hand paint their frames, so we can match your home decor colour if required. This is a very solid frame and is suited to our oil paintings as you can see from the triple dog pet portrait below.
Another very popular moulding for our pencil drawing clients is our Windsor Wash frame. We have used this on many occasions and it always produces stunning results. Our framer uses a double mount, the top being Hayseed, the inner mount can be any colour you desire. We usually choose a range from pale grey to warm browns depending on the pet portrait and its composition.
Framing using our Traditional Flat frame is one of our favoruite traditonal wood framed and is also our longest running frames to date. We have been using it for around 10 years, both with the inner linen slip and without. You can see the cream colour inner lining in the photos below, this isn’t actually part of the frame, it's called a slip and it's added first before the main moulding. Slips are wonderful as they can be used with many designs of mouldings and add a buffer between the painting and the canvas. Its wonderful texture is very like that of canvas, so it works beautifully with oil paintings. Take a look at the dog portrait shown below in more detail.
The colour of these frames is rather intriguing. It varies when viewed in different lighting. It has a warm bronze feel to it in warm lights yet it has an aged distressed cooler tone in different lighting. Our framers hand finish each frame bespoke for our cleints. We have two versions as shown below, the bottom photo shows an oil portrait where we have used an inner slip and the top photos are without the slip for the pencil drawings. The frame is suitable for both oil portraits and pencil portraits and is very versatile.
Framing using our Sandringham frame is primarily used for our dog pencil drawings. It's a stunning silver colour, which is slightly mottled so that it shines in different lighting. The edge of the moulding is less mottled so that it has a slightly brighter feel which adds depth to the frame. We then couple this with a double mount using Hayseed mount above and a darker tone underneath. Our pet portrait below shows a pale grey colour however this can be any colour of your choosing.
Our Langham gold frames are simply stunning. It isn’t gold per se, it has many colours and tones ranging between gold and bronze which have a slightly distressed feel, revealing a deep rich under layer. It is perfect for our oil paintings. We have access to two different sizes so it could work really well for any size of oil painting along with our pet portraits pencil drawings too.
If you are looking for frames with the wow factor, Ornate Pewter will certainly give you that. It is another of our long running frames that we have been using for a number of years for our dog portraits. It works best with an inner linen slip as you can see from our photos below. The colours range from pewter with a shimmer of bronze and gold which adds a lot of interest. It is primarily used for our oil paintings however it could be used for the pencil drawings too.
Our Windlesham White frame is suited to our dog pencil portraits. It has a beautifully soft chalky feel, a little distressed and shabby chic. It works perfectly with the cream double mount in hayseed as shown below. It's a stunning frame for graphite pencil as it really allows the subject to be in full focus.
We also work with a fantastic engravers in England who makes all of our bespoke engraved plaques. Clients can have as much text as they wish and plaques are available in mirror polished stainless steel silver, or beautiful polished brass. They are superb quality and have a really good weight to them. Each plaque is £49 and can really complete the overall package of your framed dog portrait.
We hope you have enjoyed viewing our dog portraits framing page and if you would like to order frames from us for your dog portrait, you are more than welcome to contact us at any time.
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