15 Feb 2020

Here is a startling example of the harm that using a poor quality mountboard can do.

This is a picture brought in for re-framing.

The first picture is as it appeared after the old frame was removed. You can see that the mount has darkened along the cut sight-line:

 Now, t...

31 Jan 2020

Getting it just right can be tricky!

Here is a nice, small still life of a bowl of figs by Cepreu Akouel.

 The mount is antique white, which looks nice and bright against the dark warmth of the figs and it is framed in Larson- Juhl's 'Urbane' moulding in black with burgu...

20 Dec 2019

That's it! The last pictures completed and collected for Christmas.

These are the last pictures for 2019, two very different abstracts by Chris Coles.

The canvases are not signed and I had to ask the artist which way up they went!! This is not uncommon with abstracts and...

5 Dec 2019

The Name the Fox competition at the Effeljay stall at the the Kings Cliffe Transition Christmas Fair was won by Angie Grice with the name 'Bernard'.

Angie's prize was this picture of 'Bernard', a small print from an original painting by Anne Gilbert, framed by Felicity...

28 Nov 2019

When it's a picture!

These individual, handmade cards by artist Sue Shields are just that - cards, so beautiful that you will want to frame them and hang them on your wall. Here are 2 that I framed earlier!

This orange dove measures a mere 18cm square, including the...

21 Nov 2019

With Christmas fast approaching I'm getting ready for the Kings Cliffe Transition Christmas Fair on December the 1st.

These 3 little beauties are small prints from originals by Anne Gilbert and will be for sale at the fair along with larger prints and cards by Anne.


30 Oct 2019

A pair of Chinese pictures, bamboo and the classic cherry blossom frames in the gorgeous Larson-Juhl Florentina moulding in black/gold. The black painted bevel on the bottom mount just edges the pictures and makes them feel complete.

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