The Red Cloth in progress
Decisions, descisions. Put paint on, scrape paint off. Gone are the white begonias and in are a few poppies which are miraculously blooming in the garden again - in November! I've kept the plums, now in a white dish, added a grapefruit and some lemons and a couple of favourite things belonging to my grandmother - the tiny coffee cup, because its white, and a toby jug, because it has the same plum colour. The poppies too are descendents of my grandmother's plant. So a bit of a hotchpot still. And its a bit daunting now I've started to blog this but its also keeping me thinking instead of rashly having fun with paint!
But I'm looking at how others used red and found again these two paintings by Scottish painter Anne Redpath 1895 - 1965.
|Anne Redpath Spanish Candlestick 1953|
|Anne Redpath The Portuguese Cockerel 1962|
And maybe I'll be less concerned about what to include after reading Anne's words in Patrick Bourne's book "Redpath"
"They are a mixture, but have all been chosen by me, and therefore they live together, I think, quite happily and, well, they all have memories, too, you see."