Last week, Sarah Dishong from Interiors, Etc. presented the September program, discussing current framing trends. She asked that members bring in one finished, unframed piece of artwork so that she could make specific presentation and framing suggestions. Sarah discussed material trends, design and balance for matting and framing.
Sarah suggested the artwork sample above be framed with a lighter frame and either a fillet or white matt to offset the piece.
Trends for the coming year include:
- using lighter colored fillet or matts so that the painted work is not distracted by colors
- using lighter colors around the artwork in a more neutral hue will not be off-putting to the buyer of the art
- using barn wood for frames has not come back into vogue
- metallic frames are still somewhat dated, not coming back soon
- likewise, colored metallic frames are also somewhat dated
- using lighter creams or whites for fillets/matts are suggested, especially for pieces that one wants to sell
Sarah Dishong, on the left, with Deborah Robinson, Show Coordinator for the Brush & Palette club. (Picture taken at the Art Center, where monthly shows are held for the Brush & Palette organization.)
left to right: Emilie Olbert, Brooks Powell
Lise MacGregor, pastel artist, won the September Mini-Show
Next month, the Brush & Palette will meet on October 15, again at The Western Colorado Center for the Arts, aka "The Art Center."
The October presentation will be given by Ann Kurtz Chambers, mixed media artist. Ann will demonstrate techniques of painting on miniature gessoed wood panels with oils. She will also show how to prepare the wood panel, and show a fun, fast two-stage process that will create an abstract painting. All are welcome, and we are always on the look out for new members and presenters!