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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dawn by X. Song Jiang
-X. Song Jiang
“Dawn” is a 4” x 6” oil
painting on wood panel by Xiao Song Jiang; painted En
plein air or in the open air- onsite at the harbor. This miniature
masterpiece conjures a mixed emotion of early light sentimentality with crisp
air and cool breathes. An overall cool color palette and minimal hue
arraignments, Jiang’s craftiness rests in his ability to make use of the token browns, reds,
blues and yellows to accentuate aspects of subject matters and natural aura.
Part knife, part brush; the quick gestures of the impressionistic qualities
mimic an over-obsessed manic capturing movement, emotion, and elegance.
Great detail was laid to rest in the harbor
shimmering reflections of the vessel in the morning light; godly grace that is peeking
over the misty background brume.
With the horizon line set in the middle of the
composition, Dawn’s yellow enflame
above the perfectly aligned masts and sails of the backgrounds fleet draws your
eye up into the expanding blue abyss. However, complementing this celestial sky
is the reciprocating compositional base area anchored with glistening jest of
reflective squiggles; offering reflections adrift in chilly channel montages of
calming waves of cool color.