Saturday, February 23, 2008
AT THE BASE OF THE HICKORY TREE
Acrylic on gessoed MDF - 7" x 5" - (C)BruceDocker,2007
"I have always had faith in extreme close-ups such as this one. They have their own charm, ensuing from the amount of detail concentrated on the very limited space -- the very essence of the presented theme. And though this piece is a miniature both in size and theme, it is not such in the aesthetic implications, which may be rich and vast, and which hold their own when compared to any regular landscape. The seemingly untidy and random composition carries an important and adequately self-important message of the beauty of nature; of how it can be found in almost any surroundings. The untidiness is a superficial camouflage of the well thought-out plan that constitutes this painting. Hence, the artist achieves what may be the primary goal of every painter: to make it look easy what was difficult to accomplish."
From Art and Critique by Elijah, October 5, 2007
Posted by Bruce Docker at 10:37 AM