It begins — still very dependent upon Bonnard’s picture. Recall I said that his version is the map I’m using. It determines the territory, but as the picture progresses I will be planting more and more of my own images and ideas into this painting. It measures 60 x 48 inches. I am trying to keep it vague enough to accommodate whichever window treatment I finally choose.
The foreground cloth was going to be pale yellow-white until I found the green cloth with stripes. The cloth’s beautiful color sold me on the idea that it should be included. Bonnard’s cloth was pale white with blue stripes. So the stripes have crossed over from his picture to mine. But now my table will be mostly green. Green in the window above and green on the table below.