Simple as I am, I began by looking up the word 'simple' in a dictionary.
In the paintings below, I chose to follow sections 1, 2.a, 2.b, 4.a, 4.c, 5.a, and 6. How simple is that?
: free from guile : innocent
a : free from vanity : modest
b : free from ostentation or display <a simple outfit>
: of humble origin or modest position <a simple farmer>
a : lacking in knowledge or expertise <a simple amateur of the arts>
b (1) : stupid (2) : mentally retarded
c : not socially or culturally sophisticated : naive; also : credulous
a : sheer, unmixed <simple honesty>
b : free of secondary complications <a simple vitamin deficiency>
c (1) : having only one main clause and no subordinate clauses <a simple sentence> (2) of a subject or predicate : having no modifiers, complements, or objectsd : constituting a basic element : fundamentale : not made up of many like units <a simple eye>
: free from elaboration or figuration <simple harmony>
a (1) : not subdivided into branches or leaflets <a simple stem> <a simpleleaf> (2) : consisting of a single carpel (3) : developing from a single ovary <a simple fruit>
b : controlled by a single gene <simple inherited characters>
: not limited or restricted : unconditional <a simple obligation>
Origin of SIMPLE
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin simplus, alteration of Latin simplic-, simplex single, having one ingredient, plain, from sem-, sim- one + -plic-, -plex -fold — more at same, -fold
First Known Use: 13th century
|Just another lost angel. Watercolour on paper, 2015.|
|I think that you know what to do. Watercolour on paper, 2015.|
PS. Eeva, thank you for your inspiring advice!