Thoughts on framing, the unacknowledged orphan of the arts. Fruit from the fields of obscurity. Frames, art, techniques.
I'm working on a small frame, with a somewhat "Art Nouveau" feel to it. I did some preliminary sketches, on paper, but shown above, I'm drawing with charcoal on what will eventually, be the frame. I have purposely not tried for complete symmetry; but just drawing both sides, rather than taking a tracing, flipping and transferring it.
Here, I'm approaching what the final design will be, though refinement of details will happen during the carving phase. The frame is butt joined using floating mortise and tenon (biscuits) construction.
Bron Janulis is a designer,
carver, and gilder of museum
quality picture frames. He is also
a painter, sculptor, photographer, creator of functional art, and connoisseur of monuments about the American Civil War.
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If you "borrow" stuff, at least credit me. Don’t be a woozle.