This oil painting by artist Mark Surridge has been float mounted on white to highlight the beautiful deckled edge of the paper and a simple box frame with a platinum leaf finish compliments the cool blue tones in the work.

The rounded corners of this frame are a feature of the 'interlaggio', where the mitres of the frame have been reinforced with strips of very fine silk prior to the application of layers of gesso.

Wood is hygroscopic and remains susceptible to changing humidity levels in the atmosphere, expanding and contracting as it absorbs moisture and then dries out. Joints are the weakest part of any structure and strengthening the mitres in this way reduces the tendency of the gesso to crack as a result of movement in the timber.