This is a new piece, a 10″ by 16″ painting on paper called Over the Blues, that is headed to the Principle Gallery on Saturday. It will be part of a small group of new work that will accompany me when I travel to Alexandria for my annual September gallery talk there. The talk begins at 1 PM at the Principle Gallery on King Street and normally lasts about an hour. I try to keep it a lively back and forth so if you’re in the area, please stop and join in.
This piece appears dark at first with the deep blue fields and clouds but there’s a clarity that comes from the sky that brought the title to mind. The Red Tree here seems to rise above the darker, more ominous tones of the land around it and revel in the lighter atmosphere it has found. As though it has shed the burdens that had smothered it before and is now free to breath. Ethereal air.
Again, Gallery Talk at the Principle Gallery in Old Town Alexandria this Saturday, September 8 at 1PM.