"My intent is to take people somewhere they'd like to be."

The moodiness frequently found in David Sorg's paintings isn't due simply to their often deep-toned palette. By patiently building up glazes of translucent color over color, Sorg creates a hazy depth-of-field that establishes a vivid sense of a place's atmosphere. Distant clouds may have the downward gray blur that announces distant rain, but Sorg brings this message closer, to the front of the picture plane, carrying the suggestion of moisture directly to the viewer. Often there's a slight but nearly palpable mist. To our sense of smell these paintings may carry the aroma of linseed oil, but to our most powerful sense - the imagination - they smell like rain.

Reprinted with permission of Savageau Gallery, Denver, CO.

The Smith Mansion

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