Friday, January 23, 2009

Framing for the Big Show

Selecting Molding for Barnyard Friends and Fowl
Bloo Cow, 24x20, mixed media collage

Well here it is, the frame molding which will encompass all the new collage work I have created for the upcoming Featured Artist exhibit at the Katharine Butler Gallery in Sarasota, FL. 

This is a hand made frame, created from real weathered barn wood. Owen Tomlin of Tomlin Wood Products has made at least 20 of these frames for me, and I just placed an order with his lovely wife Louise for six more!

Owen and Louise live in Jackson, Kentucky. In addition to offering hand made frames, you can also buy a Turkey Call made by Owen, OR if you want to make your own frames, he also offers reclaimed wood or the COMPLETE barn! You can email Louise ( and she will get right back with you, or you can call and speak to Owen for a custom sized frame and a price quote: 606-666-8996. Tomlin Wood Products does have a price list on their website so you can get an idea of how much your one-of-a-kind frame is going to cost you.

I can say nothing but good things about these frames! Each one is unique, with nail holes, weathered striations and variations, and made from solid wood, assembled by hand. These frames are great because they can take a bump or a ding in shipping and actually come out better for it! Not many moldings you can say that about.

I encourage you to give them a try if you have a subject matter that lends itself to barn wood. Tell them Elizabeth sent you!

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful Elizabeth!!! I love cows...wonderful piece and the framing is just perfect!!


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