Framing Thomas Jefferson Kitts

James Rieser at Rieser Fine Art in Carmel recently asked us to frame this beautiful landscape painting by contemporary Oregon artist Thomas Jefferson Kitts. “Tranquility” (2021, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″) is available from Jim’s gallery. (View online, here.)

The old wooden structure (the remnant of a bridge?) in the picture’s foreground pushed us toward a plain mortise-and-tenon frame design: a 4″ wide compound Aurora in quartersawn white oak (Van Dyke stain) with a simple 1″ beveled sight mould with a carved and parcel gilt sight edge chamfer. The inner molding gives it emphasis, its bevel profile sustaining the wonderful perspective.

I especially love the light in this extraordinary painting by an extraordinary painter.

Thomas J. Kitts painting

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Thos Jefferson Kitts painting

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