I’m on the road today, delivering my show to the Principle Gallery which opens next Friday, June 7th, there in Alexandria,VA. It’s always a big relief, physically and mentally, to just get the work out of the studio and into the gallery. Physically, there is suddenly so much more space in the studio, fewer paintings grabbing at my attention. It just feels airier. Mentally, it’s much the same, as though the additional space and light in the studio suddenly opens up a bit more space in my mind. I haven’t even left as I write this but already I am eager to be back at work, invigorated by the cleared space.
The painting above is A Solemn Understanding, a 20″ by 24″ canvas that is part of this show. It has very gem-like colors as well as a nice dark warmth and richness to it that gives it a sense of deep pondering, as if the secrets of the universe had just been revealed to the Red Tree.
Well, I have to go but I thought I’d share a song from several years ago (2004 actually) from Loretta Lynn‘s collaboration with Jack White on her CD, The Van Lear Rose. This song, Portland, Oregon, always somehow makes it way to my playlist when I make this drive to Virginia. Enjoy and stop into to see the work at the gallery if you’re in the area.