Signed and Numbered Print
This piece of artwork is an original signed and numbered print done by a local artist. In order to preserve its integrity, this customer brought it in to be framed with conservation methods. This is an extremely colorful piece and there are endless color and design options available. At this point, the components become governed by what the customer wants to see or what she conceived the focal point to be. In this case, she really wanted the bridge and water to stand out the most. In order to accent the water, we used the blue mat. However, because there is so much blue in the image already, a blue mat could potentially wash out the whole picture. That is why we used a pale blue for the bottom mat and only exposed a quarter of an inch of it. The burgundy top mat was chosen, not only to accent the bridge, but also to help tie into the space that it would be hanging in. We were able to find a color that matched her walls perfectly. Finally, we had to tie it all together with a frame. We went through a trial and error process to find a frame that suited the simplicity of the design. It was understood that too much intricacy could steal attention away from the image. This rustic blue turned out to be perfect. Before it had been laid next to the picture, it seemed too distracting but it turned out that the rough textured blue frame was very cohesive with the strokes of the artists brush. Any good design process should end with an, “aha!” moment when the customer sees their artwork look better than they imagined.