Oil Painting Framing

Oil Painting Framing

Oil Painting Framing

Before selecting the oil painting framing, the canvas must be prepared for framing.  Oil paintings on canvas are usually stretched over stretcher bars in preparation for framing.  Once stretched, there are many options for framing a canvas.  The practice of combining or stacking frames dates back centuries.  Frames can be combined with liners, fillets or other frames to provide a wide variety of styles, patterns and textures.  The frame will typically cover the edge of the canvas.  In some instances, it may be preferred to allow the edges to be exposed.  This is commonly referred to as a Float Frame.  This application is sometimes preferred when a canvas is Gallery Wrapped, meaning the art continues around the side of the canvas.  A Museum Wrap is a similar application in which the edges are suitable to be exposed.  Float frames provide a minimal frame presentation without covering the edges of the canvas.  They can be used alone to provide a minimalist look or combined with other frames to create a wide assortment of design options.  We have been creating great designs in our Chester County PA store for over 20 years.  When selecting  oil painting framing we start by assessing the period and style of the painting.  We consider the mood and color pallet of the work and the details of the space where it will hang.  The size of the painting will also be a factor in determining the best frame for the work. We have a wide selection of Float frames as well as traditional frames.  We can accomodate any style and taste desired for your work.   We like to adhere to some general guidelines, but there are no specific rules in determining the “best” frame.  Our designers will work with you to find the perfect look for your oil painting framing project.


Frame of Reference  – Picture Framing –  (610) 431-1450
1502 West Chester Pike – West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania