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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Seeking Support

I like experiments and this one grew naturally out of my study of rocks and the graphite and acrylic techniques I used to paint them.  The photo on my easel is one I took while visiting a garden center that has lots of natural areas of native growth.

I wanted to simplify the composition and concentrate on the detail of the bamboo.

The title?  Well, when you work for a long time on something you begin making up
stories in your head about the personalities of your subject matter...
regardless of whether they are inanimate or not.
I eventually realized that the two bamboo on the right were a "couple," or
at least wanted to be, and they were asking, pleading. "seeking the support"
of the family on the political puns intended!
See the spokesperson on the left...leaning in to make his (!)
point very clear?  What happens next?

(Sorry about the wonky photo....I must have been leaning
too far in one direction...)

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