The Three Elders

The Three Elders

 

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The Three Elders

Acrylic on watercolor canvas, 9” x 12”
Private collection, Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Branham
Woodstock, Georgia

This painting combines expressive Asian brush-work with the surprising reversal of transparent trees and opaque sky, its soft trees a nod to pre-Impressionist Camille Corot. In the Asian tradition, the painting utilizes pure black, breaking one of the “rules” commonly expressed in contemporary art-making, “steer clear of pure black.”

The painting is also a portrait. These three ancient trees reside on Elm Street in downtown Woodstock, and represent perhaps the town’s last original residents. The painting faithfully records the unique shape and almost human character of each. Having grown old together, the three display a lovely give-and-take as complementary as that of any human friendship.

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