A visit to the American Impressionism exhibition currently on at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is recommended if you are drawn to Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, for example, and Monet, Degas, Berthe Morisot and others whose work influenced them.
Lady Agnew is there (and do listen to the curator, Frances Fowle's brief podcast - no. 12 - on that work), and alongside her is the painting shown here: Sita and Sarita by Cecilia Beaux, "a stunning exercise in flamboyant technique," of which you can read more here.
Pattern was everywhere in the pictures in yesterday's post - though as Helen pointed out in her comment, it all worked in harmony. The artist and textile designer Raymond Honeyman is deeply interested in pattern and creates intricate needlepoint designs for Ehrman with repeating motifs, layered or interwoven in his distinctive style. In this video, Raymond Honeyman discusses his working method and explains how, among other things, music and dance have influenced him.
Speaking of minutes gone, this blog is eight years old today. My thanks to all who continue to drop by and who leave such warm, friendly, enthusiastic, informed and informative comments - you are much appreciated.
I've talked about this roasted tomato sauce before, but it's worth repeating for anyone who has missed it as it's so easy and versatile.
Above is a large roasting tin filled with tomatoes of different kinds (or the same - whatever you happen to have), red peppers, garlic, thyme, olive oil, seasoning, perhaps a little sugar if you doubt the tomatoes' sweetness, and some flakes of dried chilli if you're so inclined. Put it in a hot oven for about 40 minutes (it should have browned, and the liquid reduced nicely) then use it as it comes, blend it, or put it though a mouli to remove skins and seeds.
Serve it with gnocchi or pasta, with or without meatballs, on pizza, in aubergine parmigiana, ratatouille, as the basis for tomato and mozzarella risotto ....