framing options For Your
Complete your portrait with a beautiful custom frame.
Let me create a perfect frame or I can assist you in choosing and mounting your pet's beautiful portrait in the perfect frame...
portrait of Little Bear: lilac Himalayan Cat
With framing Option twO:
Custom handpainted metallic frame
portrait of lilly: chihuahua
With framing Option three:
Custom hand painted frame that is
individualized to pet
I offer a variety of options for framing your pet portrait painting.
This is an important part of the consultation process that I have with any one who commissions me to create a painting of their dog, cat or horse as the price differs between options.
On this page you'll find examples of the different framing options I offer to enhance the portrait of your fur kiddo in a very special way!
Scroll down to see all of the options. I know you'll find something to suit your taste.
My portraits on canvas don't require framing!
I use canvas with 1 1/2" wide sides (called gallery wrapped canvas)
The sides are painted, so the portrait can be hung without a frame. They can also stand on a bookcase, table or mantlepiece.
Perfect for people who have limited wall space, or renters who cannot hammer nails or picture hangers into walls.
If a frame is desired
Often I paint design elements on the sides of the canvas which are meant to be seen. A local artisan framer hand makes these custom makes frames for me where the portrait is mounted on top of (instead of under) the frame. These frames come standard in black or dark brown stain, but I can paint them any color desired - even metallic!
My speciality is to have the frame become a part of the artwork. It's a further extension of my trademark border designs. It seems to me such a waste to not use the frame's surface! I can paint the frame with elements that tell the pet's or horse's story or icons of objects the animal loves - e.g. tennis balls, play toys, or a design that compliments the portrait. This is where the painting being mounted on top of the frame works really well.
Traditional framing is also available for both style of portraits I create
My Ink & Acrylic pet portraits on fine art paper must be framed under glass, to protect the portrait.
All of my pet paintings can also be traditionally framed. Acrylic & Ink must be framed under glass.
I can arrange to have a traditional custom frame made for your portrait using a professional framer I work with here in Scottsdale, Arizona (extra fee will apply)
They provide a high standard of quality framing at reasonable prices.
They can create a perfect frame for your portrait, in hundreds of moldings, and color, including floater frames and shadowboxes.
Acrylic & Ink on Paper custom framing
Acrylic on Canvas custom framing
To arrange your FREE portrait consultation where we can discuss everything - including framing options
email me - or better yet call me at 602.770.0529 to schedule!