Images from the demonstration by Stephen Ashurst, he is an established portrait painter specialising in oils. Stephen has given numerous workshops and demonstrations for art societies across the North West. See below some images from yesterdays session.
I was asked a couple of times at our Annual Exhibition how I go about choosing the frames for my paintings and where I get my framing done. Seeing my paintings framed consistently and hanging together is important factor for me and I believe a key ingredient in a painting’s composition. I use what’s called a ‘float moulding’ across all my work as I feel the slim line matt black frame enhances the overall narrative of my series of pictures. I also believe having a strong relationship with your picture framer is vital. They need to understand your exacting requirements and vision as an artist and it’s equally important to take on board their expertise and advice. My local framer, Paul Rendal, and I have established a good partnership. He knows what a perfectionist I am, so always frames my work with precisely a 7mm shadow gap between the painting and the frame! Framer: Paul Rendel, Cave Framing. Tel 07835 531791 https://www.caveframing.co.uk/