Friday, December 11, 2009

If by Chance, by Alex Fong

Another delightfully whimsical watercolour by BC artist Alex Fong. Alex's use of mist, and subdued colours contrast vividly with his foreground assembly of stones and rocks. This is the world that matters. This is Alex's world - not the background. The background hangs like a curtain behind the stage. And, the horizontal assembly of rocks is a barrier which blocks the flow of vision into the work. And, its here that Alex plays with his craft.

This isn't the land of tradtional landscape painting. His colourful rocks contradict what we should find in nature. But who really cares, for this is Alex' world and he invites you to come within.

Go ahead, click on the picture and it will open and becomd larger for you to view. You will see the Fongian magic at work. His champagne glass bubbles of colours and the delightful magic circle or fairy ring which surrounds the rocks and you are left witha world of magic, gaiety, and joy.

Please see this work and others on Alex's site by clicking here.

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