Wednesday, January 27, 2010

emerging (couple a day #12)

Today's couple is an image that is easily in my top five most visited compositions. Sometimes I call it a variation of "Emerging", sometimes "Native Azaleas". It's been as small as a postcard and as large as a barn door, vertical and horizontal, chaotic and staid, peaceful and frenetic. Today's is particularly perky and energetic.

The reason I visit this composition so much is it's an excellent vehicle for improvisation. The couple is a little visual anchor surrounded by space that can be shaped and colored any which way. I also love the thought that they're a naughty little couple caught emerging from the woods.

This one is "Emerging, Entergetic", oil on linen, 20" square, $600 (sold).

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