Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I figured I'd put up a shot of the frame sculpture so far. This is clay over a wood form. This will be molded, and castings of this will be used to build the pattern for the frame moulding. The moulding will be cast up in 6 foot long sections, and cut to fit the painting. The pattern is slightly different on the top and bottom than the sides, and this will be accounted for in the pattern piece.
The final frame will most likely be a thin plaster layer cast over clear pine or a similar wood, and gold leafed.
I'll be researching more about frame construction as I go, and of course I'll try to be accurate with my construction methods to the period and to the original frame.