Here's the latest carved frame that I've been working on. Just a side note is that there have been a few other clients besides my wife that have had me do some frames for them, glad that's happening here for me. Very hard to compete with mass-produced and imported frames although I try to keep my pricing as low as possible. Anyway, this painting is by Diane Eugster and will be headed to the Myer-Vogl Gallery in Charleston soon. The size is 18" x 24", oil on panel. The carve is not my "original" design but rather one inspired by visits to various galleries. The molding is about 4" wide and the profile made for me locally at Barger Molding in Phoenix. The finish is Japan Black (almost a wash) over traditional red sealer. Tried to capture the patina of the clay showing through the black but hard to photograph. Also showing the corner sample and carve in progress. Lots of straight line carving on this one which was a good challenge. To me the design bridges an Asian motif with an Art Deco inspiration. Always look forward to your comments and opinions -- working in a one man shop can get lonely!