It’s a bit late i know but I would like to wish all my customers and friends old and new a happy and prosperous 2014. After e relaxing break it’s now full steam ahead on a host of framing projects at the Kimberley studio ranging from a simple photo frame to a large water-gilded frame.
I wont be around at all today. I’m off to the private view of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.
Successful week; I managed 2 paintings in two days, which considering my busy picture framing schedule, is quite the achievement! The above were painted plein air on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week in time for the current exhibition at the Nottingham Society of Artists – Nottingham Our City- Save St Luke. The hand crafted frames are finished in Farrow and Ball colours Hardwick White, Light Grey and Lime white. Although I was hoping for sunshine, the dreary weather on the Wednesday turned into a positive, as I managed to capture a similar scene to the day before but with a whole different feel.
Until now, payments have been by cash, cheque or BACS but, thanks to my new iZettle chip and pin card reader, as from today I will also be accepting credit and debit cards.
I’m taking a well earned break at the moment but I will be back framing and painting on Wednesday 02/01/13. In the meantime if you have any queries you can leave me a message on 0115 9386847 and I will get back to you asap.
I would like wish all my customers a happy and prosperous 2013!
“Sparkling Light – Nottingham Riverside Festival”, a painting that I have been working on for the last couple of months, has just been awarded the Holbrook Trust first prize at the Nottingham society of Artists autumn exhibition. The development of the painting, which depicts the dragon boat racing from the Nottingham Riverside Festival, can be tracked on my painting blog The Filbert and Rigger. . Naturally, I also framed the picture and after toying with the idea of a hand-gilded frame I eventually opted for a modern chunky moulding in a pewter finish with a white slip.
I thought I would post some images of the framing workshop / studio. After what seems like an eternity designing, planning and building the new studio and combined picture framing workshop was completed a couple of months ago. I had meant to post pictures before now but there has always been something else competing for my attention!
Click on the thumbnails for larger pictures.