The birds are singing, the bare trees are just burgeoning, it's spring! And is spring not the time for young lovers? In this painting as with "Lovers eating a snack", I did not want details. Rather I was looking for a contemporary impressionist look. I wanted to convey the simplicity of a young couple who meets in nature. Please have a look at the girl's expression, even so she is painted with no details:
The painting is very busy with gray shadows from the bicycle and gray shapes for the trees in the background. However, the vertical line of the road sign and the horizontal ( not fully horizontal but slightly diagonal) of the bicycle handlebars, keeps us focused on the lovers and ground us.
Horizontal lines suggest a feeling of rest or repose because objects parallel to the earth are at rest.
Horizontal and vertical lines used in combination communicate stability and solidity.
In contrast, the feet of the couple express a candid expression of vulnerability and innocence.
See the following diagram:
The two major colors are complementary (green and orange) with blue as a key note.
The couple stands stable (expressed by their verticality), however, their vulnerability is expressed here too. Aren't they leaning against a bicycle after all? How stable is that?
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Dominique Amendola-California, US, India, France, Classical realism and impressionism figures and landscapes painter