Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Introducing Hudson..........

Introducing Hudson...a collection of traditional plein air frames that work as well on contempory art as they do with traditional landscapes.

Live WIth Art

Your great photos make great artwork for your home.

Your own photos make great artwork for your home, have them printed on nice art paper or canvas, a beautful frame and you will love it forever.
Photo by Jason Durham

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Mountains Are Calling

We just framed this piece and I love it!  It is a Silk Screen on an old piece of ledger paper, written on it is, "The Mountains Are Calling."

Going For The Gold

Olympians are going for the gold in London. You can go for the gold (frames) right here at home. We have a great selection of gold frames to suit your personal style.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Going to the chapel and we're going to get, custom framed...

Going to the chapel and we're going to get, custom framed...


Friday, July 27, 2012

Dynamic Displays

Whether you are tight on space or simply want a dynamic display, this idea of blending framed art and objects is both functional and beautiful. This concept could be translated to all types of art and photos and colors and types of objects.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Black Frames

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Framed Wall Grouping

Transform your room with a Framed Wall Grouping, featuring our partner Larson-Juhl. Click below for great design ideas!


Monday, July 23, 2012


Stairways and landings can be great places to display framed art. When the wall is visible from both the upper and lower levels, you get a lot of impact, too.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Placing Artwork

When placing artwork, it is common to center frames over the furniture sitting below them, but you do have other options. In this example, the two small pieces of art look more significant when pulled closer together. This positioning also helps unify the furniture grouping below.

Friday, July 20, 2012

People change from shorts and t-shirts in the summer to wearing sweaters and corduroys in the winter. The rooms of your home can get a seasonal change, too. Simply switch out a prominent piece of art and a couple key accessories.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer wedding season is here and bridal portraits are being framed. Brides today are different from their Mothers and the way their portraits are framed should be as unique as they are. When a newlywed comes in with her pictures and asks if you have some ideas other than the predictable "frilly frame", say "I do."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mats on a framed canvas

Mats are not generally used when framing art on canvas, but here's an exception. A fabric mat was glued to a rigid backing. The oil painting has a frame immediately surrounding it. That frame is glued and screwed (from the back) to the mat and then a larger version of the first frame was placed around the outer edge of the mat. This is a great way to make a small picture larger to fill a wall space.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Michael Kimble's Artist Reception Sat. June 14, 2012

Michael Kimble's Artist Reception a hugh success @
Frame By Frame

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Michael Kimble Artist Reception TODAY!

Today Arist Reception for Michael Kimble

Saturday, July 14, 3 - 7pm

Lowry Town Center, 200 Quebec Bldg 600 B-125

Denver, CO 80230

Please come visit with Michael for his first ever open house and gallery show on July 14. Original paintings and photography and cards will be on display and available for sale. The show will be displayed from July 1 - August 31.

Fine Art, Old Masters' Repoductions and Photography

Friday, July 13, 2012

Michael Kimble Open House Tomorrow!

Fine Art, Old Masters' Repoductions and Photography

July 14, 3 - 7pm Saturday

Frame by Frame Gallery Show -

Lowry Town Center, 200 Quebec Bldg 600 B-125

Denver, CO 80230

Please come visit with Michael for his first ever open house and gallery show on July 14. Original paintings and photography and cards will be on display and available for sale. The show will be displayed from July 1 - August 31.

Consider the Size and Shape

When purchasing art and framing, consider the size and shape of the specific wall where the framed piece will be displayed. Notice how this tall vertical artwork relates to its space and builds a strong relationship with the room.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Framed Musical Instruments

These are fantastic!!! Beautiful custom framing is an ideal way to preserve those musical memories! Now what to do about that piano :-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Wren Collection

Although our new Wren Collection features an earthy wood grain, the finishes are sophisticated and fit well into elegant spaces. See Wren at http://www.larsonjuhl.com/c-387-Wren.aspx.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Frames Don't have to Match The Couch

Frames do not have to match the furniture. In this room darker frames were selected to balance with the darker tones in the art. The contrast from the wall also helps the art bcome a strong focal point on the wall.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Multiple Pieces

When looking for multiple pieces of art to fill a wall, many people focus on matching colors from one piece to the next. For a change of pace, the relationship can come from common subject matter or in this case its the common horizontal line flowing from left to right that unifies the set. With a common mat and frame, they look like they were made to go together.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Creative Framing Ideas

What do you think is the most rewarding part of client interaction in the framing business?

Bringing people's ideas to life by creating great designs, educating them on the materials used and why or why not they may want to do something, remember "Art doesn't have to match the couch."

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Where's the frame?

I think the cat's expression says it all, "Where's the frame?"

"Featured Artist" Michael Kimble

My "FEATURED ARTIST" for the months of July and August is Michael Kimble, one of the truely tallented artist's I have ever met.

Michael Kimble is an accomplished painter, painting in the manner of the renaissance masters and influenced by contemporary techniques.

For me, the most powerful paintings tell some kind of story or invite the viewer to enter the painting. For portraits, if they are able to ask “How did the person get to this point in life, what are they thinking, and what might happen afterwards?” That is challenging for the portrait painter to accomplish. I think the landscape painter wants to invite the viewer into the painting. I like to be enticed to wonder what’s down this path, around those trees, in that forest, or in those mountains. It’s gotta make me want to go there.”

Friday, July 6, 2012

Yellow Frames

Yellow frames are an unexpected choice for these neutral floral prints, but that pop of color helps the artwork stand out against the bold sofa.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What should I do?

If you have a blank wall, there many options to enhance it with framed art. Choose a single piece in a large enough scale to balance with the room, the wall and the furniture OR create a unique grouping of art and even objects that are meaningful to you.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Uncle Sam Wood Carving by Greg Guedel

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wood Flag

It's amazing the year is half over and this week will be the 4th of July. We hope you are enjoying a great summer!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Louis Amundson #17 for the Indiana Pacers

Louis Amundson # 17 with the Indiana Pacers and Rod @ Frame By Frame LLC, Denver, CO June 29th, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bold Color

Whether you love bold colors like these, or choose to surround yourself with a more subdued palette, take a look at the way framed art can tie colors from one room into adjacent spaces to unify your home decor