The image of a painting by Sally Swain was hard to track down online, but no matter. In the end, I photographed the image I have.
I have often thought of the wife of Fauvist artist Georges Henri Rouault and my sister while washing the dishes. Let the record reflect that her name was Marthe Le Sidaner. My new abode has the perfect window when engaged in this activity.
The colours are frequently as bright. The colours are either in the glorious sunrises or in my imagination. Sometimes it is a touch of both.
Artist Sally Swain published a book called Great Housewives of Art. The image here is of the greeting card my sister sent me thirty years ago, full of the news of her adventures as a young woman in London.
Oh, the dishes I have washed in my life! Oh, the colours I have had the enormous privilege of seeing! The ink of the letter has faded; the colours in my mind’s eye do not.
©2019 Allison Wright
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love that painting! Also have an aversion to washing windows… and they are crying out for a good clean!! Dishes are done reluctantly, out of necessity..
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