We collected our artwork from the framer yesterday. Oh my goodness, he is very good at his job, everything looks amazing.
Dan's Great-Grandfather worked as an engineer in the cotton industry and worked around the world, this beautiful painting was presented to him when he worked in Kobe, Japan some time in the 1930's. We just went for a very simple black frame to keep all the attention on the painting.
This is just a print we bought on a day out in Wales last year, I love the pale grey frame, it looks just as I imagined.
I am so happy with this print, I didn't know what style of frame I fancied until I saw this zingy yellow aluminium, it was the perfect choice. I also love how it looks as though there's no glass covering it, we went for museum glass as it's going to be in a room with some direct sunlight. Compare it with the reflections on the first picture, amazing.
This is Dan's birthday present, another woodblock print. Just simple, black again, it will be hung in the same room as the big painting so we wanted something similar.
Finally, the one that just blew us away. This was a gift from Dan's friend Jay. We went to an event in conversations with designer Craig Oldham last year at the Festival Of Making in Blackburn and he was just so engaging.
A photograph can't do it justice really, it is soooooooooo black, it's printed with coal dust from the mine his father and grandfather worked, in the flesh it looks gorgeous, or just like a huge black slab - depending on the light. Again we went for a very simple black aluminium frame.
I could not be happier with how they look and once they're on the wall they'll look even better. If anyone is interested, we used Framing Guru on Redscar in Preston, of course we paid for everything ourselves, I just think it's a quality job worth sharing.