I have made quite a few mistakes in framing. Here are a few examples. Please note that I like the frames, not the choice of what I put in the frame.
The cow goes right to the edge of the frame. The subject can go all the way off, but not "kiss" the edge of the canvas/frame or should be completely inside the frame's edge. The one of the turnips below the cow painting is positioned nicely. I may end up re-framing these (what I mean is, ask my husband to re-do them. I am lucky because my husband does all my framing) He finishes off the back of each painting with archival paper and nice wiring.)
Here are the examples:
Top of cow's head and left ear are "kissing" the edge of the frame. Not good.
Positioned nicely within the boundaries of the frame.
Too much frame for too little painting.
Too gigantic and ornate for such a delicate painting. I see that one flower touches the edge. Two mistakes in one frame.
I order almost all my frames from Franken Frames. They custom cut to any size and have a wide variety of choices. They are so nice to work with because if you need something to meet a deadline, they do their best to get it to you.
I found some nice frames for my 6 x 6's that are narrow with a gold or silver band. I'll have them ready for First Friday at LibertyTown Arts Workshop.