I started the idea of the flowers against the window about two years ago. I recall at the time that I linked several posts to each other hoping to retrieve and to remember where all the related materials were. But right now I cannot find any of the linked posts.
I’m giving myself a few links to related posts now, things I found via an image search. I’ll post those below. Maybe I’ll find some of the others eventually. In any case, I track my progress on the painting and record thoughts and problems in the blog as a helpful diary so that I can consult my own earlier opinions whenever I get stumped. In the previous post I remarked on the consistency of light as a potential problem, now I’m wondering about the angle of vision. Since there’s no actual still life, I have to figure out where I am imaginatively standing inside the imaginary room — which I suppose, if I must pin it down, is the Villa Castellamare that Bonnard rented where he painted his scene, the one that I love so much.
I’m trying to live there “rent free” as the saying goes ….
I don’t expect anybody to follow the links. I put them here as part of my own filing, but if curiosity strikes … well, whatever. Here are links.
I’ve decided to add the frog teapot to the picture, a previous drawing of it is here:
Here’s one of Bonnard’s drawings for his painting
Unrelated, but this landscape drawing indicates how a plane can lie flat and stretch out. The table in the picture needs to recede flatly in this manner and reminds one of the links between landscape and still life.