Ray Strong (1905-2006), untitled

N.d. Oil on canvas, 5-3/4″ x 11-3/4″. Carved mitered frame, 2-1/2″ wide.

Before re-framing

The land forms provided plenty of inspiration for the shape of the walnut frame. The profile slopes up to a slight cove terminating with the raised outer flat, which has carved corners echoing the angularity of the landscape. The wood is oiled and waxed. The chamfered liner, leafed in 18 kt gold, is also carved.

It felt good to free this one from the cheap ‘sixties linen liner and frame it came in, shown at right.