|'Signs of Summer' 16x20 oil on canvas ©Karen Margulis SOLD|
Since I don't do much framing I haven't opened an account with some of the wholesale framers so my recommendations are from the point of view of someone who occasionally needs a frame. When I want a really nice, well made, good looking frame for a great price I order from King of Frames. www.kingofframe.com Randy Higbee and his crew do a wonderful job and I love their frames. They usually have a good selection on sale for $30 too!
|A frame from King of Frames 11x14 Arroyo Gold|
If I want to spend less than $30 but want a decent wooden plein air style frame then I get them from Jerrys Artarama or ASW art Supplies. I like the Plein Air style in gold, black and mahogany. They can be found on sale for $12.99 for a 5x7 for example. They also come in other finishes. They are decent quality for the price. I actually like to have a few on hand to use when I am evaluating a painting to see if I am finished. I call them my 'Magic Frames' because it is almost magic how they can make your painting appear more finished than you thought it was. My student love when I bring the Magic Frame around!
|An example of a gold plein air style 'Magic Frame'|