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"The painting succeeds though it may appear, at first glance, to be trying to compete with, or steal from, the ultimate creator; it reveals itself over time to be about other things entirely --things like the difficulty of truly seeing what we are looking at, the sense that we are always on the other side of where the truth is, the unnerving feeling that everything lovely exists right at the edge of total darkness."

   --Virginia Campbell, writing of Rothermel's skyscape, "Silent Crescendo," for Southwest Art magazine. 

"Watercolor has a tendency to do what it wants to do. When I paint watercolors, I think 'God, just give me fifty percent.'"     --David Rothermel


"Desert Dialogues" is a series of eleven giclées of watercolor-and-pastel landscape paintings from our archives. These digital archival prints are reproduced using "permanent pigments" on 100% rag archival paper --the same watercolor paper on which the originals were painted.


David individually hand-embellishes each giclée with pastels which lends it a quality of immediacy and intimacy that usually is only obtained by an original work costing many times more. They are 40” X 29-3/4” with an hand-torn deckle-edge. The prints are float-mounted, matted and framed with the overall dimensions of the framed pieces being 51” X 41." 

Rothermel's abstract and landscape paintings are included in many private, corporate, and public collections. His work is represented in galleries in Scottsdale, Aspen, Boulder, Baltimore, Chevy Chase and in his gallery in Santa Fe. Recently two of David's watercolor landscapes were added to the internationally recognized permanent collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.



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