While his innovative technique for painting in oils brought him rave reviews, Griffin was equally talented with pastels and dry brush watercolors. Commended by Philip Hale for their ability to capture “the brilliant, confused, vibrating charm of nature in sunlight,” Griffin’s works on paper were intimate, poetic scenes rendered with flowing brushwork, expert draftsmanship and harmonious color, as seen in the tranquil House on a Hill. They were exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy’s watercolor exhibitions and with New York’s Montross Gallery and Bauer-Folsom Galleries, and he was a member of the New York Water Color Club and the American Water Color Society.
 New York Times, September 3, 1908
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Private collection, Portland, Maine
To Vose Galleries of Boston, inventory no. 29345, February 1989
To private collection, Quincy, Massachusetts, February 1994 to present
Previous Vose Galleries label, Inventory No. 29345