Framing your Art and Photographs

Traditional Frames
Traditional Frames


Oil paintings if on Canvas are generally framed as they are with no mounts or glass, often looking better in a heavy frame. Oils can be stretched onto a wood frame prior to framing, or a more stable and long-term alternative is to stick the loose canvas onto a board to prevent the oil from working itself loose, and is not prone to dents or holes being accidentally made in the canvas. Alternatively, they can be simply stretched on deep box bars where the image is wrapped around the sides therefore giving a frame-less effect. A current trend of today.

Oil paintings created on Canvas Panels are easy to frame. Our Canvas Panels are standard sizes and frames can be bought "off the shelf". Note, panels can bow a bit on larger sizes but are not usually a problem on 16x20 and under. You can strengthen them, by adding a stiff backing on the back like foam core when you frame it.

I suggest that oil paintings should not be hung above sources of heat as this dries them out and could cause warping. The oil painting, once framed only then requires a coat of varnish every so often, the length of time depends on how dry it gets. In some cases your painting can be protected behind glass within the frame.

Ornate Frames
Ornate Frame


Pencil sketches and Pen & Inkj. There are many ways of framing drawings, for example: you can frame them as they are, or add a single, double or treble mount before the frame. Drawings look best when mounted first before placing behind glass as this protects them (or any original artwork) long term. We have many ideas on different ways to frame your drawings and will be only too pleased to offer our advice or work together on your own ideas.

Antique Gold frames
Antique Gold frame

Natural wood frames are constructed from a variety of timbers and stained, painted or gilded to provide the appropriate finish for contemporary and traditional works.


If you would like to have your Artwork or Photograph framed by EPFP then please let us know and we will add it to your quote.

Wood Frames
Wood Frames

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