DAVID ROTHERMEL - LANDSCAPES FROM THE ARCHIVES
"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 50 percent.'" --David Rothermel
"Desert Dialogues" is a series of eleven watercolor-and-pastel landscape paintings from our archives. Each giclée is printed using archival pigments on 100% rag archival paper --the same watercolor paper on which the originals were painted.
David individually hand-embellishes each giclée with pastels and signs them. The images are 40” X 29-3/4” each with an artist-torn deckle edge, float-mounted, matted and framed. The overall dimensions of the final framed pieces are 51” X 41”.