Friday, March 12, 2010
6 x 6
Simplicity vs complexity. The straightforward approach to honoring the beauty of a humble orange can have as great an impact as a more complicated one. The small painting a day movement has done much to remind people of the incredibly beauty in simplicity. With nothing else in the painting to distract us we’re able to appreciate the variety of colours, textures, lights and darks in that one little object. Many artists become attuned to these kinds of things after years of close observation. The ability to notice these kinds of things make us very lucky people indeed. How enriching.
A lone orange, so simple yet so lovely and rarely do we notice that aspect of it as we guzzle it’s tangy juices.