The Purple Stocking

The Purple Stocking by James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923)
The Purple Stocking by James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923)

Sometimes you have to marvel at an artist’s ability to compose a picture to perfection! Here the circles, colors, and textures are all put together beautifully. And I love the fact that the artist puts a gold halo around the girl’s head, but names the painting after the stocking you can barely see. Perhaps that’s another part of the composition… blatant beauty balanced by a humble title.

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