Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rose III by Seth Camm at JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne

Rose III”
Seth Camm 
J.R. Mooney Galleries, Boerne

In Rose III Seth Camm has painted a floral composition of colors which are neighboring, harmonious, pleasing visually, and often found in nature.  There is some contrast between the red-orange of the roses and the large garden rose which is red-purple in tone, singular in number, and supportive in color. Seth purposefully selected dark shadowy background to limit the view and allow the colors of the botanical to be at its radiant best.

Central to the composition are the fully open rose and the three warm toned roses which are painted in fresh natural tones.  There is the inclusion of two green flowers that are lively and complement the colors used by Seth.  Included are stems of muted flowers that add a romantic and elegant abundance to the painting.

  In keeping with this expression the foliage is natural and appears informal. Seth uses brush strokes which are less defined toward the edges of the loosely arranged foliage.  In keeping with limited expression a vase is suggested artistically by a simple line of highlights making it a receptacle of minor importance other than containing the flowers and foliage.

 It is this simplicity that encourages renewed interest and awareness of the convex and concave curves created by the supportive foliage and invites the viewer to enjoy the central aspects of the bouquet once again. The brush strokes and the expressive depth of multiple layers of paint are revisited and acknowledged with renewed interest.

Betty Houston
Art Consultant / Framing Designer
J.R. Mooney Galleries, Boerne

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