I have been thinking about how to frame my recent tree drawings using the online “framing simulator” provided by some venerable framing companies in Japan.
They are also so generous that they have given me permission to use the simulation images freely.
Here are some images of my tree drawings with frames & framing mats that I selected. #1
I think that for #5 the green one conveys more life, where as the second conveys more monotonous solitude? I say green, but it also depends on what you’re trying to convey. I also think with some of the others, like #1, the lighter frame makes it more open(similar to how lighter colors make a room feel larger), and also feel more friendly and bright. Hope that helps? Very beautiful drawings by the way @Maki !
Hello TheMustardSeedLife, I cannot thank you enough for your insightful comment. That’s so true…it really depends on what I want to convey. Then the latter monotonous grey mat is the right choice for #5, because the title of this piece is “pas de deux in the wilderness”. There are two trees with no leaves at all, then why should I choose the green framing mat which conjures an image of life? As to #1, I think the lighter combination is better then. Thank you again, now I am confident with my framing choice!
If you are going to sell your work, it is probably not worth putting a lot of money into framing. Just make your artwork look as good as it can for a reasonable price. If gallery takes them, they may have standards for framing and you will have to reframe them. On the other hand, your pieces would look good in twigs. They are really gorgeous.
On second thought, it depends on whether you ae framing these for your own walls. In which case, do what you think best. If I were framing for my walls or a local show, I would probably frame them in pure white, double mat and a very plain frame. Your artwork is so complex and beautiful that it does not need anything else in the way of decoration. I would want to hang then where I could study them and lose myself in them.