Framing Thomas Kegler’s White Roses

Had the pleasure of framing this very sweet little 10″ x 8″ painting by Western New York painter Thomas Kegler (b. 1970), “White Roses, Song of Solomon, 2:12.” The 2″ wide frame profile is a flat with a chamfered sight edge and a back that slopes out toward the wall. It’s in fumed quartersawn white oak, and we rubbed green linseed oil paint into the flat face. We finished the 1/8″ slip with bronze wax. Fuming perfectly harmonized the frame with Kegler’s umber tones.

The Bible verse referenced by the painting’s title is: “The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land.” Not exactly seasonal? Maybe it is. I’ve read that in Scandinavia, painting woodwork with floral patterns—a tradition called Rosemaling—is one way to keep spirits up through the winter, and eyes on spring.

Framed Thos. Kegler paintingFramed Thos. Kegler painting

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