Painted Bevels

Painted bevels are a unique alternative to double-matting with colored mats.

For this giclée, we assisted our clients in selecting a simple, contemporary wooden frame with an angled profile, making it appear slightly recessed. To add to that effect, we chose a 12ply warm white mat with generous margins, and painted the bevel a dull gold with a red rub underneath.

The warm white mat brought out the highlights of the piece, while the dull gold and red rub of the bevel worked to accentuate the sienna, ochre and vermillion washes, tying them to the mahogany finish of the frame.

The end result was a simple, elegant and contemporary piece, perfect for the young couple’s new home.