Limited Edition Canvas
Image size: 24"w x 20"h.
Edition Size: 45
"'A Blue Norther,'” says Tom Gilleon, “is a rapidly moving cold front that causes temperatures to drop quickly. It often brings with it precipitation followed by a period of blue skies and cold weather. The main cause of such a dramatic cold snap is an extremely strong storm system separating warm, humid air from frigid, arctic air. If the front passes through at sunrise or sunset, one can expect to see an intense and dramatic display of color in the skies.”
The lesson in Plains’ weather was only a start. Tom, in describing the work, talked about the blend of colors in the sky on the right side of the painting as being “to the north, because the dwelling’s entrances always faced east, even in a large village.” The philosophy, Tom explained, was that every day was a new birth and that if you opened the door flap, the first thing you would see was the sun coming up on a new day. A quick look at Gilleon’s Fine Art Editions (with multiple dwellings) shows that he adheres to this in his paintings.
"Blue Norther" is far more than a meteorological or history lesson. It is a dazzling work of art from one of the hottest artists in the market today. Fourteen of twenty-four releases from The Greenwich Workshop have Sold Out at the Publisher with most other editions hovering just above low inventory. "Blue Norther" will be released as a MasterWork® Fine Art Edition Giclée canvas at 40" x 30" in an edition of just 15 pieces. A 26"x 20" Fine Art Canvas Edition of 45 pieces will be available as well. "Blue Norther" is one of the most colorful and dramatic Gilleon paintings any collector could hope to display.
OF SPECIAL NOTE: A one man show of Tom Gilleon’s work officially opens March 8, 2012 at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. The show runs through May 27, 2012. http://www.boothmuseum.org/exhibitions/temporary_current.html