I have a wide selection of frames for you to choose from for your pet portrait should you wish me to frame it.
I used to have a selection you could view on the website but I find it easier to discuss your requirements and link you to the choices on my suppliers website. I don’t carry any frames in stock. They are all beautifully handmade to order and take 10 days to 2 working weeks to arrive so please factor this in if you are ordering a framed pet portrait as I will make the lead time a little longer. I can often squeeze in urgent order, but if it is to be framed I do need at least three weeks to order frame and get sent back out.
A frame finishes a pet portrait and whether you decide that you would like me to do it or take it to your framers it is always best to get a frame that compliments your portrait rather than the decor of your house. I am happy to advise with all aspects of framing your pet portrait, so please don’t hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email.
Unless a specific mount colour is specified I use a double off white mount. All pastel pet portraits have to be mounted as it makes it easier should you decide to reframe. Some decide not to a mount the pastels flush to the glass. I personally don’t like the look and I think the mount creates a aesthetically pleasing space between the frame and your pastel pet portrait.
Here you can see some of my most popular choices of frames for pet portraits, but I have a much wider selection available. If you decide not to have your pet portrait framed by me, I do recommend going to a professional framer to get it done. It will ensure the longevity of your portrait. The frame choice is as important as the painting yourself and finishes of the pet painting perfectly. I do love being able to frame the pet portraits myself as I get to see the completed piece before it goes to you and it really does make the painting when it is framed.
Unfortunately I am only able to frame portraits for posting within the UK and not worldwide. Unfortunately it makes the portrait to heavy to ship abroad and the risk of damage I feel is too high, so I ship unframed to all other destinations outside of the UK.
Keisha, Dog Portrait 10×8 inches
With Keisha’s portrait I used a slimmer frame as her pet portrait was only 10×8 inches ad I didn’t want the frame to detract from her. Again I used a frame that reflect the colours in her coat. You can see how well it works, and how lovely the finished dog portrait is.
Chester, Dog Portrait 11×9 inches
Here Chester’s owner was unsure what frame to use for his portrait so I suggest one that matched his rich chestnut hues. Here you can see how well it compliments his portrait.
Here you can see Harley’s portrait framed. I chose a dark wood frame to pick out the shadows in his fur. I love this frame for many portraits as it is quite a contemporary frame but would suit most households with its clean lines and simplicity. It also doesn’t detract from the painting.
Harley’s Pet Portrait
Harley was framed in a dark wood frame as a bit of contrast to his portrait, but still reflects the shadows in his fur.
Double Horse Portrait Framed 20×16 inches
This frame has been quite popular recently and you can see why. It is beautiful rustic gold frame and looks great for focal pieces that may sit above fireplaces and such. It works with many pet portraits and works very well with the larger ones as not only is it a heavy frame which carries the weight of the glass but it is a wider moulding too, as you really don’t want anything too small for large portraits.
Bella, German Shorthairded Pointer Dog Portrait 16×12 inches
Bella is a gorgeous short haired pointer, a lovely working breed of dog, and I was given a stunning photograph to work from. You can read about her here.
My client chose a frame that complimented her portrait perfectly. I haven’t use this moulding before, as I have genereally overlooked it for the one I used in Harley’s painting as you can see above, but I will certainly be used or suggested in the future for clients. Below you can see how well it works with darker colour dog portraits.