STILL LIFE WITH ROSES

Dorothy Kate Richmond

UHPC 1/8, Water colour, 715mm (h) x 770mm (w)

In between painting excursions to Taranaki, Marlborough and Mt. Cook, Dolla Richmond developed her magnificent flower paintings, which she usually painted at her Hill Street studio in Wellington or her home at York Bay. The bright yellow jar with a snake handles may have been part of her Italian majolica pottery tea set. Renowned for her handling of watercolour, Richmond's Impressionistic techniques include leaving areas of bright white paper exposed as highlights and the wet-on-wet method of layering colour to achieve deep saturated yellows and reds.

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