Framing Pencil Portraits
Hints and Tips Compiled by the Artist
The right frame really brings out the best in your pencil portrait. A good
framing outlet will take time to show you the different options, so take
your pet or family portrait along.
Alternatively, the artist is happy to help you choose the ideal frame at Picframes online framing studio.
1. Pencil Portraits
Pencil portraits look good with white, ivory or grey mounts, and double
mounting really sets a picture off at little extra cost.
Your choices may depend on your decor, so think about where the
portrait might hang.
Simple black, grey or silver frames always suit pencil portraits:
For a warmer look, try wood, gold or bronze with ivory mounting:
Some portraits (coloured or pencil) suit an oval mount:
Perhaps you'd like to experiment with mount and frame sizes too:
... Or compliment your portrait's theme or mood, as with this baby portrait:
2. Coloured Pencil Portraits
Coloured portraits go well with simple black and white, especially when
the portrait is brightly coloured:
Alternatively, combine colours to compliment those in the portrait:
This portrait's red frame picks out the roses:
Again, a large mount or frame can add to the effect:
As with the greyscale pencil portraits, a frame can reflect a portrait's
theme, so a classic style of portrait might take an ostentatious frame:
The artist will speak to you about framing your pencil portrait during the
course of your commission.