“…for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Transcendence, orginal oil painting by Daniel Ambrose

Transcendence, 24 x 30 in. Oil on linen

Thursday, July 17th, 4 p.m., marks the opening of my annual solo show at Crossnore Gallery in North Carolina. Transcendence will be one of the paintings on exhibit.

Initially, I  intended to post the painting sans copy. Sometimes silence makes a stronger statement than words. But alas, while studying the image of the painting, a layer of thoughts do come to mind. I’ll attempt to process them. However, it’s probably best to simply click on the image and see a larger view.

This painting began life along with another one the same size. Transcendence, in oil and the other, North of the 35th Parallel, in egg tempera. I’ll share it soon.

They are both a continued process of distilling, dissolving and resolving. A winnowing of superfluous elements from the essential.

Well, this is pointless, I see that I’ve actually said nothing… and yet, in the stillness, I feel I’ve said too much.

I leave you in peace.



Oil on linen
24 x 30 inches

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