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Frame of the Month: March 2011

This frame was made for the Minnesota Museum of American Art. The painting is by Frances Cranmer Greenman and is a \"Portrait of Dewey Albinson\". Our intent was to make it appear to have been made by the artist for the painting. Many artists designed and finished their own frames, and still do today. It is quite a large frame, approximately 73\" x 41\".

A detail of one of the corners of the new frame. We used multiple layers of paints as well as gold metal leaf to achieve a finish with depth. The wide panel was lightly carved and creates a nice pattern to break up that flat space. You can see this in a show at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts through March 26th.
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