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Thank You!

A special thank you to everyone who came out the opening of The Common Quiet. It was a lovely evening made all the more so by reuniting with so many old friends. If you haven’t made it by to see the show, no worries! You’re still in luck, the show runs until December 22 at the Eric Schindler Gallery.

The Common Quiet

  My latest exhibition will open in at the Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond Virginia on November 16, 2018. Please join me for the artist reception that Friday evening from 7-9pm.

Some days. especially summery days, you just have to put everything on hold and go to the shore. Beavertail State Park is my favorite place to go; it’s all rocks shoals and tidal pools. No sandy barefoot beaches to be found. Just beautiful, terrifying rocks being worn away by the waves.

done and delivered!

New pieces now available at the Moberg Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa. Check them out and if you’ve got a really big wall and you’re interested hop over to the gallery and see them in person.

This is a big country

  I just returned from driving halfway across this country to hand deliver new work to the Moberg Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa and then onto Kansas City to hand off more artwork that will be making it’s way to Taipei, Taiwan. Thankfully, I didn’t have to drive it all the way there. I’m good on driving for a bit.

The Hope of Beauty

Friday, December 9, at 7:00pm I will be speaking at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Cumberland Rhode Island. I titled the lecture, The Hope of Beauty – or maybe the Beauty of Hope – it depends on what you look at. I had trouble deciding which one it was. As I have been putting the talk together and really thinking about these two concepts I realized why. In my understanding, Beauty and Hope are very similar concepts expressed in different languages. … Read More

Silent Things open next month!

My newest work will be exhibited at the Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond, VA November 18 through December 21. I will be in town for the artist reception on Friday November 18 from 7-9om. Come on by and see what I’ve been up to. Silent Things new work by R.Sawan White Eric Schindler Gallery 2305 E. Broad St RVA, 23235

nothing like fresh paint

There is nothing that smells the same. Fresh oil paint on the palette. linseed oil. wood. I love putting new paint out on the palette; I always put one color that has no business being there. One color that is a challenge for me. That’s that little glob of lavender rose madder there – my challenge for the day.

On the task of website redesign

I would love to have entitled this post “New and Improved Website; Fully Functional, Updated and Without Typos.” Yes, I would have loved that. But we all know that isn’t really a possibility. I have stared so many hours at this screen and drank so much coffee, I’m surprised I can even type at all. So, enjoy what is here so far, look forward to what’s to come, and pardon my mistakes in the meantime.