I just realized that my favorite paintings by Richard Lindenberg, whom we’re highlighting at the Gallery through April 22, are of trees. Maybe I just like trees, or maybe I just like how Richard paints trees. I won’t deny either of those.
But I think it has something to do also with the appeal of the natural harmony between wooden frames—especially ones made to show off the natural beauty of the wood—and the trees that provide us with wood. Below are some the favorites I mean—”Afternoon Aspens” being the first among them.
A painting of a tree simply belongs in a wooden frame. The painter’s reverence for trees is best served by the frame-maker’s reverence for wood.
Richard will be setting up his easel in the corner windows of the second gallery tomorrow, Saturday, April 8 at 1:00. I hope you’ll come by to meet the artist, watch him at his remarkable work. Maybe, as he did last time, he’ll paint a tree!