I think I’ll call it ‘Green Red and White’…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s nice colours are: Candy Apple Red, Lake Placid Blue, Dakota Red, Surf Green, Olympic White and Aged Cherry Sunburst. (colours)
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DSCN3536Here’s a picture of mine from last summer.
Yes, you’re right dear reader, I suppose it is all about composition – making something out of nothing. I mean, who wants to see a picture of a few sprouts in a bowl stuck in the window of a mini-supermarket? After all, what would be the point of a photograph of a photograph of some sprouts?
Yes, I know, the red vertical stripe is pretty eye-catching, but look, more than half of the composition is a very dreary white wall – what’s the point of that Dave?
Perhaps if people don’t get the compositional side of the thing, I could draw them into liking the picture by directing their attention to the nice bright colours on the left being ‘set off’ by the uniform blandness of the dirty pebbledash on the right – I could give it the title ‘Green Red and White…’ to encourage the viewer to clock (recognise) that this is all about colour, and to get them to revel in the fecund greenness and the buzzing redness… Hey, is it just me, or do you think the red vertical is creeping relentlessly to the left, and is trying to push all the poor sprouts out of the picture?
Oh, and just looking a bit closer – that nicely placed brown disc on the window frame really seems to add something to the composition – the picture wouldn’t have been the same without it… how very serendipitous!…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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