Here then is the second posting coming from the fantastic Pacific Orchid Expo I checked out this past weekend. I posed the question in a previous post: Can beauty still exist in the absence of (its original) color? Taken further, I would ask, can the increased shadow and light contours feed our brains and eyes the same way an infusion of color would?
I can only answer these questions for myself and my answer to both is a resounding yes! It’s different, the removal of color, but I find myself still enjoying the look of the flowers, the light factor, the shadows. To my eye and brain this composition works and isn’t necessarily better than a composition built on an explosion of color, it’s just different. It forces me to use my imagination; to suppose and define for myself what could be or should be.
I’ve heard from one of our great artists on the WP, Eva on the topic of color and its removal as definitions of beauty in my last post. I look forward to her response to this piece as I do yours, but only if you want to share!
K’lee L. © 2015