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 fifty percent.'" --David Rothermel
 

 

"Desert Dialogues" is a series of eleven watercolor-and-pastel landscape paintings from our archives. These 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 archival print with pastels and signs them. The images are 40” X 29-3/4” with an artist-torn deckle edge, float-mounted, matted and framed. The overall dimensions of the framed pieces are  51” X 41”. 

DESERT DIALOGUES

LOFTING LIGHT
LOFTING LIGHT

51" x 41" hand-embellished archival print

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BACK LIGHT
BACK LIGHT

41" x 51" hand-embellished archival print

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SANTA FE PILLOWS
SANTA FE PILLOWS

51" x 41" hand-embellished archival print

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LOFTING LIGHT
LOFTING LIGHT

51" x 41" hand-embellished archival print

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ORIGINALS

Summer Veils
Summer Veils

72" X 48" oil on canvas

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Floating Whisper
Floating Whisper

60" X 48" oil on canvas

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Evening Song
Evening Song

50" X 38" acrylic on panel

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Summer Veils
Summer Veils

72" X 48" oil on canvas

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