This little study, “Indian Ponies,” by famed Southern California painter Edgar Payne came to us in a linen mat with an octagonal opening. The outside of the mat is 9-1/4″ x 10-1/4″. I’d been doing more with proud splines—as can be seen in the post from last week, “Framing Eva Pietzcker”—and this piece suggested to me using a combination of outset corners and proud splines playing off the angles of the horse heads and composition.
The frame is quartersawn white oak with Medieval Oak stain, and has a 23 kt gold slip. It’s 1-1/4 wide (1-7/16″ at the corners). Details below. More designs with proud splines can be found on the Mitered Frames—Special Corners page of the catalog.
Below are a few works by Payne featuring horses—