For those of you who love red (and you know who you are), you really must take look through the website featuring portraits painted of women in red dresses. It’s quite gorgeous.
I love every one of these pictures for a different reason–in some it’s the detail, or the unique pose, or the way the painter captures a specific emotion.
Though artist Minerva Teichert isn’t included in this site, she very well could be. She understood the power of RED. She loved Eugene Field’s poem “Red”:
Any color, so long as it’s red,
Is the color that suits me best,
Though I will allow there is much to be said
For yellow and green and the rest;
But the feeble tints which some affect
In the things they make or buy
Have never–I say it with all respect–
Appealed to my critical eye…
And here are some links for those of you who prefer pink and blue and dragonflies. :)
i love red. in fact, i’m drinking tea out of my new red teapot and cup right now. :)
i love the sargents. but they didn’t have one of my favorites: Cowper’s Our Lady of the Fruits of the Earth. i think you’d like her, jana. she’s a lover of all things growing.
I’ve always been rather fond of dragonflies, especially when the mosquitoes are out and about.
I love the one by John White Alexander. She looks so caught up in her own moment.
Yay for red. :-)