This is a pair of still life’s framed in hand finished inlay frames. Inlay frames are normally used for canvases but can also be used to frame works on artist board. The artist, Ann Stoker (www.annstoker.co.uk), likes to paint up to the edge of her supports so using this framing technique allows the whole painting to be seen without obscuring the few mm around the edges that would happen with a traditional lipped frame.
The pair have been framed with a small gap between the edges of the board and the frame to give a 3D effect which gives the floating appearance which is pleasing to the eye. The frame was finished in black with a gold face, distressed to show the red ‘bole’ underneath. The boards themselves are raised in the inlay frame using a subframe and are mounted just below the edges of the frame.