Monday, February 15, 2010

Red, Like Love

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June :
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

-Robert Burns

I don't know if it was the deep red long stem roses I got from my sweetie, or the memory of us celebrating a yummy Valentine's Day dinner with our daughter, all in our red shirts or dresses, but I woke up this morning thinking about red art, and I just thought I'd share a few images.

When We Did Not Sleep
Acrylic on canvas 14x11x1.5'

Red Mosaic...Stained glass, vitreous glass tiles, glass gems, tempered glass over acrylic wash and one unglazed ceramic tile on plywood....still not titled.

On the Eve of St. Agnes young girls would look into the village well hoping to see their future husbands.

With its rich colors of ruby and garnet, this mirror gleams with its own romantic spirit. The iridescent pink petals of a flower bloom in the bottom left corner, and a strand of deep red faceted beads runs down the right. This piece was designed to be slightly asymmetrical; the angle of the mirror reflects the slant of the left side of the wood base.
(Description, and also available, from my etsy site.)

Photographing mirrors and shiny iridescent things can be difficult, so here's a bit of a better idea of the glass:

In counterpoint to all that red:

Edward and I just happened to get each other green M&M's..."Green, the new color of LOVE"...and it happens to be Edward's favorite color too.

(When I searched for this picture, I found that there are websites still pondering the question of whether green M&M's are aphrodisiacs...just like we said in high school. ;-) )

Happy Belated V'day!

her heart was otherwhere:
She sigh’d for Agnes’ dreams, the sweetest of the year.

from The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats