Framing is always an issue when show time rolls around. Choosing the right frame can really enhance or wreck a painting. Nowadays, choosing the right frame can also help save the environment. In the past, I tried to use re-frames but that can be a challenge if the painting doesn’t fit or the frame is too banged up for a show. Most people don’t like distressed frames unless the piece is supposed to look that way.
Thank gawd for Green House Framing! I learned about them from my friend, Cheryl’s blog, Planet Pink N Green. What’s really great is they are the original source for reclaimed wood picture framing and they’re right here in Southeast Portland (my stomping grounds)! Here’s a picture of their quaint studio. Take a tour of their website and it’s astonishing how much is going on in this little hot spot of creativity!
Each frame is hand constructed + finished from salvaged lumber with only animal + earth friendly ingredients. I’m almost done using all the frames I have and plan to switch to Green House Framing as soon as possible. I love collaborating and I think working with owners Lisa Pratt and Lars Jorgensen will enhance my work so that the painting and frame work as a whole. I also want to refer my collectors to them so that their dollars are being spent in the green community. I’ll let you know how it goes!