Tellus

"Tellus" by Randall Stoltzfus, 2009, oil and gold leaf on linen, 16 by 20 inches

‘Tellus’ is a latin word meaning earth. It was also the name of a ancient Greek statesman known as the happiest of men both for his life, and for his honorable death defending his …

“Tellus”

Quaker

"Quaker" by Randall Stoltzfus, 2009, oil on linen, 48 by 60 inches

I first encountered the second story meeting room at the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during a wedding a few years ago. More recently, I’ve been there with Callie as …

“Quaker”

Constantine

"Constantine" by Randall Stoltzfus, 2009, oil on linen, 18 by 16 inches

Named after a Roman Emperor who saw a vision against the sun, this smaller oil painting was one of the first of my circle landscapes to use a warmer palette of yellows and oranges.…

“Constantine”

Transfigured

"Transfigured" by Randall Stoltzfus, 2008, oil and iridescence on linen, 28 by 48 inches

The recent work has often required a full measure of patience along with a willingness to allow radical change. Begun in 2004, by early 2008 this was a dark canvas that had seen three …

“Transfigured”

Bare

Bare by Randall Stoltzfus

a painterly fight between representational landscape… and the groundless matter of atmospheric light

— Brian Kauppi, Artslant 

This painting was included in the 2009 exhibit “Further West” at LIMN Gallery in San Francisco. The …

“Bare”

Coriolus

Coriolus by Randall Stoltzfus

In chapter four, Elements, of his book Wind, Sand, and Stars, Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry tells the story of his encounter with a blue storm: a violent, cloudless wind storm. He describes the color of …

“Coriolus”

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