Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Painting Picture Frames

I sometimes paint picture frames to a colour that suits the painting. I usually use artists' acrylics or Dulux eco range. The frames for little group of lavender themed paintings above were transformed from various browns to a soft grey with a hint of aqua using Farrow and Ball's skylight.


Stephanie Guy Fine Art said...

They look great Tessa. How did you prepare the frames for painting?

Colours and Textures said...

It depends on the frame. If the finish is shiny I sand it first with a fine grade of sand paper. Sometimes I use a water based undercoat/primer although the emulsion part works well as a primer on untreated wood.

baahar said...

the frames look lovely indeed .. very much suiting the paintings. well done :)

Cath Stonard said...

What a brilliant idea Tessa, they look fantastic.

David John said...

Gorgeous idea