Pink and Green Still Life




Summer 2019 was hot and that is the reason for this still life. Outside everything seemed dry and baked and in my mind came the colours I wanted to see, like a mental ‘cool bath’.  Oddly enough these were a deep, magenta pink and eau de nil green – the colours of the crumpled paper and the candlestick.  Hanging around the antique lemonade bottle, a string of garlic brought to my mind dried fields of grass and hay.  The other old bottle conjured up water with its rippled vintage glass.  The words moulded into the surface say SCRUBB’S on one side and FLUID on the other.  Looking on my computer I found the rest of its description to be Scrubb’s fluid ammonia poison and I had just liked the glass has bubbles with their mica quality!   Another painting was leaning against the back wall when I set up these objects, it’s just visible is the edge of the panel and I found that the feeling of something happening beyond seemed to give a certain balance to the composition. 

Oil on panel  2019   50 x 42cm  20 x 17in   Frame blocky squared, painted, distressed cream finish


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