Has the paint choice on your canvas been inspired by your tulips by any chance?
I had always imagined this painting would be in cadmium red (but the tulips are pinkish!).
I dither when it comes to Tulips - I just love all the colours - I have to close my eyes and pick one in the end! As your picture shows you get another dilema when choosing the vessel to put them in as different colours give a completely different look and colour combination too.
At £3 for one bunch or £5 for two, I have to confess to buying yellow ones as well! I do enjoy choosing the right vase..
I had a few days in Ludlow over the weekend: everything there is special, special food, special wine & chocolates, special flowers and plants; I saw a really covetable bunch of perfect blue-mauve tulips I would have bought had I been at home. Your photo reminded me of them. Small things are good to remember.
I hope you come across that colour again sometime and can buy them - they sound wonderful. I grew some silvery ones once but don't know their name.
For the vase I have in mind I would have chosen simply white.
Totally unrelated but just curious. This morning I revisited your collages made after visiting Harris. Again touched by their simple beauty. I enjoyed them so much all over again. Also amazed by the variety of paper you used and wondering: do you think you will ever return to that technique? And do you still have stacks of paper or did you use it all up for that collection?
I think I gave away most of the paper when I cleared out the studio Cath, but there are beautiful papers out there from catalogues (COS and Gudrun Sjoden) and even magazines and modern inks are pretty stable. I loved doing those so maybe someday....
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An artist seeking a simpler life - (but not too simple!)All words and images copyright Freda Waldapfel 2010 - 2020
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