When my customer, Sophie, first brought this print into me, she wanted the frame to match a couple that she had already, with a white mount and white frame.
But the more I looked at it the more I thought this wasn't really going to do it the justice it deserved! A simple white frame and mount would have looked just fine, but in view of legend and Madonna's character I thought it needed to be much bolder!
I talked it through with Sophie and her initial response was "that sounds expensive!?" And hand painting is obviously more expensive than an off-the-peg moulding due to the time it takes, but it's not prohibitively so. I worked out a price and it was all systems go.
We decided on a black core black mount for added drama and to match the colour of the legend to Mylands 'Lolly Pop' paint (I so love the colour I've just finished painting a couple of frames for myself! - more of this in another post).
How did my customer react to the frame? "Absolutely no regrets", of course!