Thursday, March 7, 2013

A brief meditation on red blue blue

SUZAN FRECON     red blue blue, 2012      watercolor on paper, 9 1/4 x 27"

In red blue blue there is a presence at once familiar and deeply felt, but unnamed.  
The image is intimate, yet coupled with a sense of never-ending space.
And there is a just-rightness to the curves that brings a calm certainty to the composition. 

The red brown, with its subtly varied coloration, serves to anchor the image and allows the blues to sing.  And those blues are so very lush, each imbued with a unique presence. On the left, the red cuts away revealing a deep blue that floats behind the red while receding. On the right, the blue watercolor has pooled on the paper, leaving a mottled and multi-hued form that seems to hover over the red.

The deceptively simple composition along with the irregularity of the paper add to the timelessness of this intensely beautiful painting.

1 comment:

  1. Your writing on this piece is as lush as I imagine the colors to be...