the Met... - Yesterday we went to the Met. Today I am headed home to Arkansas. The image of Joseph the carpenter is from the Cloisters. In the museums I've been lookin...
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Framing Thaddeus Welch—Carved Corners
Had the privilege of framing a Thaddeus Welch (1844-1919) oil painting a while back (here). Took a very different approach with this one, playing up the wonderful tradition of Taos frames. Trevor Davis had made a corner sample similar to this, and when the painting came in, the design, with a couple of adjustments (scaled down, made as a flat rather than a slope), would be just right. This is a 3-1/4" wide compound flat profile with carved corners, in quartersawn white oak with Medieval Oak stain. The painting's about 12" x 14-3/4".