This new painting, a 24″ by 18″ canvas, is titled Peaceful Abode. and is part of my upcoming June show, Part of the Pattern, at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.
This piece has a bit of a different look even though it falls easily into my body of work. Maybe it’s the slight change in coloration or the slightly altered perspective from the rise of the hillside behind the lakefront buildings.
I don’t really know and, to tell the truth, I don’t want to think too much about it for fear of over-analyzing it. I’ve enjoyed looking at this piece for the last week or so and find that it has a peaceful quality in it that is very soothing.
It takes me to a place far away from the rancor of politics, the horrors of violence we inflict on one another and the general chaos of our time. It is the antithesis of nearly everything I see on the cable news networks.
The whole perspective of this piece seems to be inward looking, seeking that quiet and placid spot. And looking at this piece, I believe for a brief moment that I have found it.
And that’s a good thing…