1935. Watercolor, ca. 19″ x 12-1/2″. Framed in No. 10 CV—2-1/2″, in walnut (Nut Brown stain).
The textures of rock and bold, graphic quality of this piece suggested framing close in a carved frame with just the one hard-edge element at the back edge. With watercolors, I only consider framing close if the image is bold enough. The question is, is it as visually strong as an oil painting? The answer here is clearly, yes. Walnut was the obvious choice for color, but we muted it a bit with the Nut Brown stain in order to keep it subordinate to the painting and in the realm of the shadows.