During the 1960s I lived in Edinburgh. I had already started my art postcard collection of which several were pinned up on my bedroom wall. Two prominent favourites were paintings by a then living Scottish artist, Anne Redpath, and both paintings were and are in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.
White tulips 1963 61 x 91.5cm oil on hardboard (from here) was one, and my favourite, below, was the other.
The Indian Rug (Red Slippers) 1942 73.9 x 96.1cm oil on plywood (from here), which particularly piqued my interest with its odd angle - looking down as one would in life.
I think that her self-portrait looks more severe than her paintings suggest, but with self-portraits that is not necessarily unusual.
Self portrait chalk on paper (from here)
There are two reasons why I have remembered this artist now. The first is my current reading pile which includes all sorts of books on Scotland. The second reason is that an encounter (which I wrote a post about the other day) with the work of artist Simon Lewty led me to the discovery of a fellow artist Susan Michie, who turns out to be the grand-daughter of Anne Redpath.
It has been a pleasure to remind myself of that enticing angled look at still life, as well as her landscapes.
A Still Life of Flowers in a Vase 54 x 59cm oil on canvas (from here)
Mainly Grey and White 1957 77.5 x 97.8cm oil on board (from here)
Landscapes above are from the Portland Gallery site, as is the delightful still life below, which I find a positive look forward to Spring (with luck without wind or rain!).